Emergency Spillage Guide

These charts provide a description of the appropriate action to be taken in the event of a spillage.

The Commentary provides more in-depth information on treating chemical spills.

Chart number Title
1 Acids, inorganic
2 Acids, organic (limited to C, H and O composition)
3 Alcohols, hydrocarbons, ketones and esters
4 Aldehydes
5 Alkali and alkaline earth metals and related compounds
6 Amides, inorganic
7 Amides, organic
8 Amines, aliphatic
9 Amines, aromatic
10 Aromatic halogenated amines and nitro-compounds
11 Arsenic, antimony and bismuth compounds
12 Asbestos: Crocidolite (Blue), Amosite (Brown), Chrysotile (White)
13 Azides
13A Diazonium salts
14 Barium and strontium compounds
15 Beryllium salts
16 Carbides
17 Carbon disulphide
18 Caustic alkali and ammonia
19 Cellulose nitrate and celluloid
20 Chlorohydrins and nitroparaffins
21B Thiocyanates
21 Cyanides and nitriles
21A Isocyanates
22 Ethers
23 Gases other than hydrocarbons
24 Halogenated solvents
25 Hydrazines
26 Hydrides
27 Inorganic halides
28 Inorganic salts
29 Inter non-metallic compounds
30 Lead, cadmium and thallium compounds
31 Liquid refrigerants and liquefied gases
32 Mercaptans and organic sulphides
32A Carbamates (including thio and dithio compounds)
33 Mercury and mercury compounds
34 Metal carbonyls
35 Organic acid halides
36 Organic halogens and related compounds
37 Organic phosphates and related compounds
37A Phosphides
38 Oxidizing agents
39 Peroxides, inorganic
40 Peroxides, organic
41 Phosphorus, red, white and yellow
42 Reducing substances
43 Selenium, tellurium and their compounds
44 Substituted organic acids
45 Sulphides, inorganic
46 Vanadium compounds
47 Miscellaneous chemicals
48 Infectious substances, risk of airborne infection
49 Infectious substances, airborne infection unlikely
50 Radioactive substances
51 Pesticides