Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 16 Key Business Issues

16 Key Business Issues Leaks, Drips & Spills What is a SPCC Plan? A Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plan is a facility-specific, comprehensive plan outlining both the containment and countermeasures implemented to prevent a spill from occurring and a series of response procedures in the event that one does. The SPCC plan addresses the following three areas: Operating procedures that prevent spills Control measures installed to prevent a spill from reaching the environment Countermeasures to contain, clean-up and mitigate the effects of an oil spill that reaches the environment Why Is Spill Control Important? Need To Know Regulations The following OSHA and EPA regulations protect your employees and the environment; 29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2) Walking-Working Surfaces The floor of every workroom shall be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a dry condition. Where wet processes are used, drainage shall be maintained, and false floors, platforms, mats, or other dry standing places should be provided where practicable. 40 CFR 112.7(c)(1)(viii) General requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans Sorbent materials are included in the types of prevention systems that must be used for spill containment. 29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1)(vii) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency U.S. Department of Transportation specified salvage drums or containers and suitable quantities of proper absorbents shall be kept available and used in areas where spills, leaks, or ruptures may occur. Having a SPCC plan in place is an essential step to help companies avoid the costly impact of non-compliance, including fines as high as $25,000 per day per violation. OSHA's Recent Silica Ruling One of the most common compositions for granular absorbents is diatomaceous earth, which is 80-90% silica based. OSHA's recent final rule on limiting exposure to respirable crystalline silica was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease. All of which have been linked to high levels of silica. Rely on Brady SPC absorbent pads and rolls as a safer, more efficient, non-silica solution for absorbing leaks, drips and spills. STILL USING GRANULAR? View our Cost Savings Calculator on page 460 to see how you can save by making the switch to absorbents. When a spill occurs, having a proper spill control program that enables quick and effective response can not only help to protect the environment, but also support a safe and productive workplace for your employees. Brady SPC supplies products that help you comply with EPA and OSHA regulations. Why does that matter? Because our goal is to help support high levels of productivity and to limit equipment down time. The cost of non-compliance around this area of regulation can have devastating effects on a business's reputation and financial performance.

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