When a spill occurs, efficient and safe clean-up is critical. Here is a checklist to help make sure you, your employees, and the environment are all protected.
Did you know that slips, trips and falls are the cause of 1 in 6 lost time injuries and can cost an average of $20,000 per incident? While these occurrences are dangerous and costly, they can be avoided with the right precautions. When a spill occurs at your facility, you need to be prepared to respond quickly and effectively. The safety of your employees and the work environment depends on it. The best way to be prepared for a spill is to have the proper equipment in your facility to clean up a spill, know what to do when a spill occurs and have a plan to refill your equipment after a spill.
In order to be prepared
before a spill happens, it’s important to have standard pads and rolls easily
accessible for your employees throughout the facility. In addition, be sure
that you have designated spill kits of varying sizes positioned throughout your
facility, including general purpose absorbents and emergency response spill
kits. This will support fast emergency spill cleanup should a spill occur. Be especially
mindful of distribution areas or production near drains – anywhere fluids could
reach the environment.