Category: Workplace Safety

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Winter's snow and ice (and the things we use to move and melt them) can wreak havoc on footpaths, car parks and other areas surrounding your facility. When snow begins to melt in the UK, facility damage is revealed and spring maintenance begins. New Pig, the worldwide leader in lea ...
Managing used wipes and rags from a safety standpoint Many times, used disposable wipes and rags can contain hazardous substances that may pose safety hazards to employees. But the good news is, it's not difficult to limit employee exposure to hazardous residue on spent disposab ...
You can make sure you are prepared for leaks and spills in your facility with the right PIG Spill Kit based on the type of liquid you work with, the volume that is likely to spill and the container that is best for your location. However, although you may have the right kit for you ...
The simple act of transferring liquids seems to encourage drips and spills. In waste collection areas, this results all too often in slippery floors and messy drum tops. A common problem Nearly every facility has at least one waste collection area, and it's not uncommon to find ...
Deciding how to store flammable or combustible liquids often presents a unique dilemma. Flammable liquid storage and handling is a highly-regulated subject, yet there can be uncertainty on the subject of using, or not using, polyethylene spill containment devices for flammables and ...
Testing the waters Spills of an unknown nature can make responders anxious. Determining exactly what has spilled is critical for choosing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). It also helps responders select specialised instruments, tools and other equipment that may be ...
Before responders enter a spill area, they need to be properly protected from hazards and trained on various aspects of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that they will wear. The level of protection required varies with the nature of the spill. Ideally, the spilled liquid ...
Who amongst us can't recall a science teacher unscrewing the top from a small glass jar and pouring a thick, shiny, silver liquid onto the countertop? Remember watching the little droplets hit the table and shoot all over the place? Being young, invincible and unaware of its hazard ...
The ninth carrier of the morning reverses up to the receiving dock. His truck sports the familiar black and white, Class 8 “Corrosives” placard. Wheels are chocked, doors are opened, manifests are checked, paperwork is signed, and six totes of different acids and caustics are now o ...
Effective spill cleanup can be achieved by having the correct spill equipment on site. Spill kits are great for effective leak and spill cleanup, because they contain everything you need for absorbing, containing and cleaning up dangerous leaks and spills. Spill kits are an Environ ...
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