Spill control safety in the workplace is extremely important for our workers safety and for the safety of our environment. When dealing with oil, chemicals and acids, not only should a company and their employees possess the correct knowledge of handling and transporting these types of chemicals, they must also have the correct protective gear in case of a spill, and the knowledge of containing and clean up of a spill should there be one on the job. Hazardous chemicals should always be housed in spill control accumulation centers, sometimes referred to as drums. When chemicals are stored, avoid any unnecessary moving of the chemicals to further reduce the chances of spills and move them on spill control pallets to further protect from leaks or spills if the container does leak. When moving chemicals, workers should always be prepared with protective clothing, eye wear, footwear and respirators on hand for lung protection. Spills not only threaten a worker in a "contact" situation such as burns or irritation, or breathing aspect, they are also dangerous to workers in other ways, such as losing footing, slipping or falling. Always make sure employees are properly outfitted to protect them from any hazards in the workplace.
Workers need to have access to all spill control information and should also be given spill control training. They should always know where spill control kits and absorbents can be found at all times in case of a spill. There should always be plenty of spill control absorbents on the job with easy and quick access for all workers. There are different types of spill control absorbents for spill control protection. Some may be put down prior to a spill for extra safety, some are in the form of mats or rolls that absorb specific chemicals in the workplace, and some spill control absorbents are loose and used for fuel spills, organic chemical spills, paints and more. For workers who are traveling or not necessarily in a specific workplace, spill control sorbents kits are available for them employee to take with them on the go. Oil spills are from tankers or rigs can create large scale destruction, endangering animal species and plant species. In the case of large scale spills or even smaller ones where workers have not been trained for clean up or are ill equipped, Hazmat should be contacted immediately. For your spill control protection and safety products, Reliable Paper has everything to keep the workplace safe.