National Safety Month serves as a reminder of the importance of creating a safe working environment. One area that deserves special attention is the proper response and cleanup of hazardous spills. Spills involving explosive, flammable, poisonous, corrosive, or otherwise harmful substances are a big risk to both responders and nearby employees. This article explores hazardous spills, health hazards, risk mitigation strategies, and the role of emergency response plans.Read now
Investing in spill containment is investing in the future of our planet. The EPA and OSHA have created guidelines specifically pertaining to secondary containment to make sure that when spills or leaks happen, those exposed to the chemicals and the environment surrounding the spill are safe. Without secondary containment, the environment surrounding the spill and employee health could be compromised, which is why secondary containment is so important.Read now
Kitty litter is used in many industries as an absorbent for medium to large spills. However, kitty litter is not actually an absorbent!
Instead of absorbing the spill, the spilled liquid coats the clay-based formula. If left too long, the liquid ends up back on the spill site because the liquid is on the surface of the clay. You end up making a bigger mess trying to clean up a mess.