Spill Kit Contents List and Requirements
No matter your industry, liquid spills at work present a health hazard, environmental hazard, or might cause a slip and fall injury. To deal with these spills safely and effectively, you need an emergency spill kit, sometimes called a spill containment kit.
This includes restaurants, or catering kitchens, auto repair shops, manufacturing floors, warehouses, schools, and healthcare facilities. Spill kits are essential to prevent falls and limit exposure to hazardous wastes and body fluids at all kinds of workplaces.
What is a Spill Kit?
A good spill kit quickly and safely cleans up liquid spills for easy disposal. The best ones clean up oils, chemicals, and body fluids, as well as harmless liquids like water and beverages. Spill kits bring together everything you need to address all kinds of spills with ease and speed.
What is in a good Spill Containment Kit?
Good spill kits include the following:
- An effective granular absorbent to clean up spills with ease
- A highly-absorbent boom sock
- Mats and pillows for leaks and drips
- PPE for keeping people safe
- A good container for easy portability
Why You Need an Emergency Spill Kit?
Why do we say it’s a good idea to have an emergency spill kit? Because liquid spill accidents happen anywhere. Here are some examples where spill kits and spill kit contents can be a huge help:
- Floods are becoming a seasonal norm in some parts of the country, threatening and damaging homes and businesses.
- Aging infrastructures mean sewers might overflow during heavy rains.
- Plumbing can give out at home or at work, causing leaks or overflows.
- People go to work and school sick enough to vomit.
Our SpillFix spill kits are available for all kinds of uses including polymers, oils, chemicals, fuel, acid and more.
Oil Spill Kit Contents
Let’s not forget hobbies like car restoration or DIY activities like flushing a car’s coolant system, painting, and minor plumbing repairs. All of these can cause at least minor but slippery spills because chances are high that oil or grease is involved.
A little bit of spilled oil, gasoline, coolant, or even water uses up a surprising amount of rags and old towels, which almost always leave behind residue. An oil spill kit needs an absorbent that’s strong enough to absorb the spill and eliminate residue.
SpillFix is a solution that has gained higher marks from customers for easy, faster clean up without any oil or grease left behind.
OSHA Spill Kit Requirements
The Federal OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) doesn’t list specific requirements for spill kits. Instead, it instructs worksites to have industry-standard safety and health programs in place for treating, storing, and disposing of hazardous waste, including liquid spills.
Training personnel to handle and control hazardous waste is a key part of OSHA guidance. Workers who provide spill control and containment must have appropriate protective clothing and must be trained to use spill control equipment.
OSHA notes that states, cities, and counties may have their own specific hazardous waste cleanup businesses should follow.
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Why choose SpillFix Spill Kits
There are many varieties of spill containment kits available throughout the USA, but not all are made equal. SpillFix spill kits are the only of their kind to include a granular absorbent, making their absorbent capacity much higher than other kits.
The SpillFix granular absorbent difference
SpillFix granular absorbent are what makes SpillFix spill kits so high performing. The speed and effectiveness of SpillFix granular absorbent means it takes 40% less time to clean spills, generates 30% less waste and absorbs over 10% more than other leading spill kits.
Lightweight and easy to transport
Our spill kits pack a punch but remain lightweight and easy to quickly transport to the scene of a spill. Compared to a pallet of clay granular absorbent which weighs on average 1700lbs, 1 pallet of SpillFix only weighs 960lbs.
Clean up spills once
Clean up spills of all kinds from fuel, oil, hydrochloric acid, peroxide, glue and more without needing any secondary cleanup. Clean in minutes not hours and without mops and buckets that add hazards to the workplace.