When you’re on a jobsite, the last thing you want is a spill. Industrial spills can cause serious health risks for your workers. Not only are you concerned with the dangers associated with the accidental release of chemicals, acids, oils, gases, lubricants, bases or other harmful substances, there’s slip and fall risks as well.
In fact, slips and falls are responsible for about 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace!
Different hazards will require different solutions. Protecting your workers and your facilities require a proactive approach. First, complete a thorough hazard assessment to uncover all potential spill hazards. Then, create a spill control plan that is uniquely tailored to address those risks. Your spill response plan may include spill kits, sorbents, secondary containment, leak repair, vacuums or even specialized neutralizers and classifiers needed for clean up. Don’t forget to train your workers on how to use spill control properly.
When a spill does happens, you need spill control solutions specially designed to quickly and effectively clean up the spill. The EPA and OSHA have very strict standards in place when it comes to handling potential spills, so be sure to check with your local laws and regulations. Empire Safety & Supply can help you find the solution that’s best for you. We carry many different varieties of spill control solutions from top-rated brands like 3M™, Justrite, Spilltech and more!