If you work in an environment that handles hazardous materials such as battery acid, chemical waste and oils shop the great selection of spill clean up kits at 1st Aid Supplies. Spills can cause a lot of damage to the facility as well as the employees in the area of the spill and the better prepared you are to safely and quickly clean the spill the better chance you have of avoiding injuries and illness.
Our high quality spill kits contain essential supplies for dealing with hazardous spills inlcuding chemical socks, Hazmat pillows, chemical resistant gloves, yellow disposable bags with ties and protective goggles. If left untreated a chemical spill can be fatal and without the proper equipment and supplies to effectively deal with a dangerous spill you may be endangering the lives of your employees and could be facing potential lawsuits. Avoid such hassles by having durable spill kits in your building.
Spills of chemicals and other hazardous materials can happen on any job site, so it is essential for companies to have plans and materials ready to deal with cleanup. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to employees who are or may be exposed to hazardous substances and those who are involved in cleanup efforts.
If a spill occurs, evacuate and barricade the immediate area. Identify the spilled substance and notify the spill response team. Extinguish or disconnect all sources of ignition. Notify the fire department if the material is flammable. Contain and clean up the spill and dispose of materials in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Your company should be prepared with supplies that may be needed to contain and clean up a spill. Spill containment tools can include drain protectors, drain plugs, chemical neutralizers, shovels, brooms, and mops. Use non-sparking tools when working with flammable materials.
Sorbent capacity can be measured in terms of weight absorbed in relation to itself or liquid capacity. Several types of sorbent forms can be used to clean up spills:
In addition to spill clean-up kits, 1stAidSupplies.com has a number of tools and supplies for OSHA compliance and general workplace safety, including ergonomic supports, lockout/tagout kits, safety signage, training materials and more. Click here to take a look.