The storage and handling of Flammable and Combustible materials are regulated under your applicable fire code. In addition, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Environment Canada have a variety of regulations that require facilities to be prepared for spills, leaks, and releases of liquid. Because needs differ, it is up to the facility to determine the best way to be prepared. If you use or store fuels, oils, chemicals, hydraulic fluids, batteries, solvents and other similar liquids, you will require a spill kit to keep your facility safe and help prevent spills from polluting your works site or the environment.
Safety Media Provides 3 Sizes of Spill Kits:
- Portable – For smaller spill prevention and cleanup, portable spill kits are often in small nylon bags or a 5 gallon pail. The containment rangers from 5-10 gallons of contained fluid.
- Overpack – UN rated drum spill kits, ranging in size from 20 gal to 55 gal containers. These can soak up to 50 gallons of fluid in their larger sizes. Drums are designed to be stationary, and left in a known, common area.
- Wheeled – A larger sized spill kit with wheels with a 95-gallon container. It can contain up to 90 gallons of a spill.
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