Chemical spills can happen to any business, as much as we try to prevent them. Fortunately, there are precautions that staff can take in order to reduce the likelihood of this occurring. Taking these precautions will help your staff and business remain as safe as they can be. The best way to stay safe from chemical spills is by not allowing them to happen at all. That’s why we’ll be looking at ways you can keep chemical spills from ever happening around your business.
Store Chemicals in a Safe Place
Think of a good, secure place to store all of your hazardous chemicals. This location should have sufficient space for storage because you want to store as many chemicals as you can, and you don’t want them to fall off this surface and potentially break.
The hazardous chemicals you have need to be stored separately from each other to prevent them from interacting in dangerous ways. Padding can also be used when storing chemicals, especially if they are stored in fragile containers.
Use Green Cleaners
If you aren’t using green cleaners already, there are plenty of reasons to consider doing so. By using green cleaners, you avoid having more dangerous chemicals inside of the cleaners you’re using. This means that chemical spills are not going to be as dangerous if they happen. Of course, you still don’t want chemical spills to happen, but you will have an easier time handling them if the chemicals you handle are less dangerous.
Keep Your Staff Trained
Chemicals don’t spill themselves; they are spilled when mishandled by people. That’s why a good way to prevent chemical spills is to keep your staff trained on the right practices for handling the chemicals around their workplace.
This means informing them on what chemicals will be dangerous to them, and how they can use these chemicals safely. You also want to supply them with the necessary equipment to protect themselves from being exposed to these chemicals, just in case a spill were to occur. Staying within the chemical care guidelines set in place by OSHA will help make sure that your business and staff stay safe when handling whatever chemicals you may have.
Choose AEG Environmental as Your Chemical Spill Cleanup Company
Our team can handle any type of waste you put in front of us. Don’t risk your safety and health! If there has been a hazardous mess of any kind, call us today and get the best chemical spill cleanup services available!