More often than you might think, spills have become a common occurrence at many businesses, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other organizations. When any hazardous material spill occurs, the safety of the environment and the people in the area of the spill is dependent on how quick and how effective the spill response is.
The best way to prepare for your response to a spill is to have a spill preparedness and prevention plan in place with a commitment to training on what actions specific individuals should take once a spill occurs. You should also have spill kits and other absorbent materials available throughout your facility.
Since Covid-19, everyone has become hyperaware of PPE, Personal Protective Equipment. These should be a part of every spill kit because regardless of the type of substance the spill kit was created to control, the PPE should consist of shoe covers, eye protection, and gloves which are all great combatants against hazardous material spills.
Of course, the cleanup and disposal of hazardous material spills should be left to professionals who are trained in the proper disposal of liquid hazardous material was, but that doesn’t mean you cannot do your part as a business owner or employer to ensure that your people and your property are protected from harm.