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Do You Need a Spill Kit?

August 12, 2014

You probably don’t expect a fire to occur in your workplace, but odds are that you keep a fire extinguisher handy all the same – just in case. Prevention will always be your best line of defense, but preparation surely takes a close second. Fire extinguishers offer you the best of both worlds: preparation for the unexpected, and the ability to prevent something small from progressing into a full-blown disaster. A spill kit works much the same way.

Why You Need a Spill Kit

To minimize the risk from a chemical spill, an immediate response is imperative. The purpose of a spill kit is help you prepare for that importantly prompt response and clean-up of a spill, discharge, or leak of hazardous materials or wastes. In areas where chemicals are handled or kept, it’s essential that spill kits are close at hand.

Industry oil barrels or chemical drums stacked up.chemical tank.container of barrels of hydrocarbons.hazardous waste of black and blue tank oil.At the industrial event is a warehouse of barrels


What A Skill Kit Contains

A spill kit is actually just an assortment of items that make an effective response to a spill possible. The specific contents will vary depending on the types of hazardous materials used in your facility, but the basics remain the same:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Absorbent materials
  • Containment equipment
  • Spill handling equipment
  • Disposal container
  • Information for employees about what steps they should take in the event of an accidental spill or release

Where You Can Get a Spill Kit

Hazardous Waste Experts has spill kits for every eventuality.  Call today at 800-936-2311 to have one of our experts help you select the right one for your needs.

Photo Credit: Eli Duke

Disposal of hazardous waste doesn’t have to be painful.