Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Taking the Headache out of Small Spills

Magazine article Occupational Hazards

Taking the Headache out of Small Spills

Article excerpt

Big spills often have the misfortune of becoming front-page news, but what about those little spills that happen at facilities every day?

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Taking a closer look at these more common spills can help facilities be better prepared to safely handle them.

Gathering Information

Consider locations where spills have happened in the past. Internal spill response reports or maintenance logs can sometimes help uncover trends, as well as frequency of spills. It is not uncommon to discover that spill locations almost directly correspond to the areas where liquids are routinely stored, transferred or handled.

Preparation

Knowing where liquids are stored and how much is in each area helps coordinators properly plan for spills. Determine what strategy will work best at the facility. For small facilities where most liquids are stored, transferred or handled in one area, a single spill kit and response tools may be plenty.

Education

Teach workers to be aware of hazards. …

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