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.
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,
- a disposal container, and
- 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.
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