Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 454 Absorbents & Spill Control

454 Absorbents & Spill Control Why Is Spill Control Important? 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. 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. The EPA issued its final rule amending SPCC requirements under the authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. This regulation became effective as of August 16, 2002. The new Poly-Edge Truck Mountable Spill Kit is designed to help you meet DOT spill containment regulations. 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.

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