Spills in the workplace can pose a serious health and safety risk, like toxic inhalation or slipping, to employees when they are not cleaned up properly. Whether it’s a spill of oil or chemicals, it is extremely important to have the proper supplies to address the spill and fully clean it to avoid problems. Personal injury is not the only hazard spills can pose, as many liquids are corrosive or highly flammable. Spill clean-up encompasses a wide range of topics, not just spill kits. Training is essential to absorbing and containing a spill adequately as well as having the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Having an appropriate kit on hand in the right size and containing the right materials, can reduce harm to both workers and the facility.
In these Q&A posts learn the answers to the most commonly asked questions when it comes to spill kits and spill clean-up. From learning the steps to containing a pill, exploring the different types of absorbents, and how to implement spill clean-up training, you can find the answers here. We look at the contents of spill kits, how to choose the right kit for your facility, and so much more!