What are the benefits of having spill kits?

Probably the most beneficial component of a spill kit is that they are pre-packaged with all the materials that will be needed in the spill clean-up procedure. Once a spill occurs time is of the essence and being able to quickly grab the kit will ensure the spill is addressed immediately and effectively. Workers should be able to locate a spill kit in the facility and the procedures in addressing both common spill or hazardous spills. Not only will the spill be contained and cleaned quickly, the PPE included in the spill kit will keep workers safe while they are handling the spilled materials.

There are several different designs of spill kits offered that can be beneficial in different situations. For example, there are spill kits that can be hung up on the wall for easy storage, spill kits housed in a wheeled bin for easy transportation, or kits in a duffel bag designed for truckers on the road. While universal kits work in a variety of instances, specialized spill kits can give workers a peace of mind when working with hazardous chemicals knowing if it is spilled, the facility, themselves, and other employees will be kept safe.

Spill kits can also be beneficial in a financial sense; purchasing the items separately to create a kit from scratch can be a costly venture. If a facility needs a kit personalized to their specific safety needs, Creative Safety Supply offers the option to create a custom spill kit for a bundled price. Finally, spill kits can nearly eliminate slipping hazards. When workers are trained on how to handle a spill immediately after it occurs, the floor will be cleaned or cornered off ensuring other workers will not accidentally walk over slippery surface that could result in a fall and possible injury.

 

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