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.