Are Spill Kits Required for Formalin?

08/05/16 By Dana Szymkowiak

Think of this, if there is a spill at your health care facility of a formaldehyde-containing substance, can you say that with 100% certainty you have the proper equipment to clean up that spill? If the answer is no, we can help. If the answer is, possibly, we can help with that as well.

 Formaldehyde Spill Response Kit (Plastic Case)

We have treatment kits that aid in reducing exposure to formaldehyde gas by immobilizing formalin and transforming it to an easily removed semi-solid mass. The resulting mass cools rapidly to minimize formaldehyde offgassing. Please note that FSC-1 capacity to convert and immobolize formalin decreases as the concentration of formalin increases. Please Note: Not recommended to be used with 40% formalin or higher.

We offer a convenient emergency response kit for medical personnel using formalin or other formaldehyde-containing substances. Ideal for containing small-volume spills. If you are in a situation where a significant volume of fluid must be contained, notify emergency response personnel in accordance with facility guidelines. Safetec’s kits are available in highly visible, durable, easy-to-share hard vinyl case.

One 11 oz. Bottle Will Treat

Formaldehyde (fl. oz.)Formaldehyde Solution Strength % (wt.wt.)
9.2 oz. (270.7 mL)

11.4 oz. (337.4 mL)

17.6 oz. (504.5 mL)

23.7 oz. (700.3 mL)

36.7 oz. (1074.1 mL)

92.0 oz. (2720.8 mL)

37% Strength

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*Please Note: Not recommended to be used with 40% formalin or higher

We do recommend when planning out your team’s emergency response to a formaldehyde spill that you consider purchasing everything that you will need within a kit format. This kit includes:

  • bottle of FSC-1 Solidifier
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Vented Goggles
  • Scoop/Scraper
  • Respirator
  • Wiper Pads (3)
  • Open Backed Gown
  • 30 Gallon Bags (4)

At Safetec your patients and employee’s safety are what matters the most to us. We hope that the educational tools will help explain how our different products and kits will help you be compliant to your local laws and keep everyone safe. Also, we manufacture all of our products right here in America, abiding by strict compliance regulations, to only give you the best products to keep everyone safe. Call our team today to learn more about our Spill Control Kits.