Spill Containment

How to Empty and Clean Spill Containment Berms

Workplace spills should be promptly taken care of, so it's important to keep effective spill containment equipment in your facility. But how do you clean the equipment after use? Learn best practices for emptying and cleaning a spill containment berm from our safety experts.

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15 Tips for Outdoor 55-Gallon Drum Storage

55-gallon drums are a versatile and convenient storage method used in many different industries. They store everything from lubricating oils to diesel and hazardous chemicals. While popular and easy-to-use, they also pose some risks.

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How to Safely Store 55-Gallon Drums Outdoors

Many industries use 55-gallon drums to store and move chemicals, oils and other products. Storing materials close to their point of use is convenient for operations. In the cases of certain machinery and equipment, this means storing some drums outdoors, even if most of the drums remain in a central warehouse.

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Stop That Spill! Three Things to Know for Spill Control

In 2017, the National Response Center (NRC) received over 24,000 reports of spills into the environment, which equals about 65 spills per day. This number excludes leaks and spills that companies contained on their own sites. The NRC falls under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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4 Steps for Spill Containment

The best way to deal with a spill is to stop it before it even happens. If that’s not possible, provide spill containment at the source, so that it cannot spread into the environment. Spills of oil and hazardous chemicals spread quickly, especially when they reach water. Even a small amount of oil will cover a large water surface area.

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