Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 16 Key Business Issues

16 Key Business Issues Absorbents & Spill Control A Better Way To Absorb Spills Brady SPC offers an extensive line of polypropylene-based absorbent products for effective clean-up of spills and leaks throughout your facilities. These absorbents are specifically designed to effectively absorb most oils, coolants, solvents, chemicals and water-based fluids. Why choose a Brady SPC absorbent over traditional granular or clay products? Granulars have a number of shortfalls including: Cost - they are significantly more expensive to dispose Health Implications - silica, an active ingredient in some granular products, is considered a health hazard by OSHA Less Versatile - granulars provide little chemical resistance Messy - clean up can be difficult Dangerous - loose granular can introduce a slip hazard to the environment Damaging - loose particulate can harm machinery Clean up oil and petroleum-based spills on land or water with specialized sorbents that don't absorb water. Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC): The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) is a comprehensive description of a facility's containment and countermeasures specifying both actions put in place to prevent an oil spill from occurring and procedures to respond if a spill does occur. Driven by the EPA's Federal Water Pollution Control Act (as amended by the Clean Water Act), this ruling is designed to prevent discharges of oil and oil-related materials from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The SPCC Plan consists of three parts: 1. Operating procedures that prevent oil spills 2. Control measures to prevent a spill from reaching the environment 3. Countermeasures to contain, clean up, and mitigate the effects of an oil spill that reaches the environment Regulated by OSHA: Clean, dry workplace floors [29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2)] DOT-specified containers and suitable quantities of absorbents shall be kept available for response to spills [29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1)(vii)] Regulated by EPA: Sorbent materials are one option for preventing oil spills from reaching waterways EPA: [40 CFR 112.7(c)(1)(vii)] EPA requires you to control sources of storm water runoff EPA: [40 CFR 122.26] EPA requires transporters to clean up any hazardous waste discharge EPA: [40 CFR 263.31] OSHA and EPA Regulation Summary:

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