This Year, Be Prepared For All Spills, Big Or Small

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At SpillFix, we understand that the effects of a spill have more than one potential negative consequence. Fuel spills, oil spills, liquid spills, and even paint spills – just to name a few types of spills – can all cause a variety of problems. For example, spills can:
  • Waste the time and resources of your staff, employees and company during efforts to clean the spill up.
  • Pose a hazard to the people exposed to them.
  • Cause production or delivery delays as all efforts and put into the clean-up process.
  • Cause disruptions not only for the employees involved in the spill, but for the administrations of the company or companies involved who may need to explain the trouble to third parties.
In the worse case scenarios, some spills – like fuel spills, oil spills, and chemical spills – can create environmental hazards that put not just staff in danger, but all potentially affect local wildlife populations and even members of the general public who live near the spill. A common thread in all of these cases is that a spill, no matter how big or small, can create incredible hassles and disruptions in the lives of a company’s staff and the local community alike. These disruptions, and the health hazards even a small spill carry, are why even minor spills can have major costs for companies and their staff. As concerns for public safety and the environment continue to increase, companies need to ensure that they have quick, effective solutions on hand that will help them clean up any spill of any size at any time. Spill preparation and management strategies are especially necessary at any business that is involved with the production or transportation of a variety of substances, including but not limited too: * Fuels (Petrol, Diesel, AV Gas) * Mineral, Vegetable Lubricants * Cutting Fluids * Cooking Oils * Solvents * Water – Based Chemicals * Pesticides & Herbicides * Mild Corrosives (Acids & Caustics) * Liquid Organic Waste   But how to ensure that your spill kit meets the proper guidelines? Our best advice is to follow the rules laid out by OSHA and other labor departments when designing your spill kit; after all, a kit designed to tackle fuel spills may differ slightly than one designed to handle certain chemicals. Whatever spill kit you’re designing, though, a few key items you will always need to consider are the safety materials you must include to protect your staff, and the best absorbent product designed to tackle whatever spill you’re expecting to face. Often absorbent products come in sheets, pads, rolls, and other similar types of products; the best adsorbents are environmentally-friendly, easy to use, quick to absorb, and very cost effective for their cost. The question, then, is: how do you know if the absorbent product you elevauate meets those criteria? We’re proud to say that SpillFix easily meets all of those requires, and also reduces the complexity of the clean-up process of not only most liquid-based spills, but also mild chemical spills. Best of all, after use, SpillFix is easy to dispose of and won’t leak its absorbed spill products back into the environment. We highly recommend integrating SpillFix into your spill response routine and your spill kit. You can learn more about SpillFix by visiting our website, as well as watching this one-minute exploration of SpillFix, how it works, and why it’s the perfect product for any company that may face a spill and clean-up process of any kind at any time.