Create Your Spill Response Plan
Oils and chemicals are essential to any manufacturing facility, factory, warehouse, or construction site. Accidents or improper handling of these oils and chemicals can result in spills making way for dangerous work environments or polluted grounds and waterways. In order to ensure a safe work environment, it is essential to take proactive steps that prepare your facility to be reactive in the event of a spill. Doing so will decrease the likelihood of a potential spill and minimize the intensity of the spill if it occurs. Create your spill response plan using the simple 3P-I Rules.
3P-I Rules- Create your Spill Response Plan
Conduct a Spill Control and Compliance Assessment.
This will help you to identify potential areas of spill risk, recommend action where applicable, as well as determine the correct products necessary for each area.
Spill Control and Compliance Assessments will help you:
- Comply with increasingly strict safety and environmental regulations and guidelines.
- Provide a safe and eco-friendly work environment.
- Save time and money using industry-leading products.
An important aspect of effective spill containment and clean up is using the right products for the right type of spill. Oil spills are one of the most common spills but this can vary depending on your facility.
Most spill control products are tailored to certain spill types, including:
To be fully protected, make sure you have the essentials in your kit:
Placing the appropriate spill control products strategically, during the preparation stage, will ensure speedy spill cleanup and could mean the difference between a minor spill and a major accident.
After a spill is contained and cleaned up, it’s crucial to assess what happened and prepare for future spills.
This may include:
- Identify the cause of the spill.
- Determine how to mitigate the risk of the same spill happening again.
- Implement your improved spill containment and cleanup plan.
- Restock your spill kits and ensure you have all necessary spill control products.
Accidents happen, but it’s important to have your spill response plan for when they do. If you’re not sure where to start, Shasa Group can help you get there with personalized assessments, custom spill kits, and ongoing support.