Spill Control - Do You Know What You've Missed?
07/25/2012 - By William Penworthy
(Excerpt from article)
"Within almost any industry, spill control is almost always one of the most easily overlooked aspects of health and safety. The reason why spill control is so often ignored or overlooked is because in too many cases people tend to believe that they're fully prepared. It's an area which seems so obvious.
...For people working in laboratories who deal with a range of chemicals it will be absolutely vital that spill control solutions are chosen and sourced appropriately. There are many chemical spill kits available, ranging from small spillages which may equate to a single test tube, to large scale chemical spillages of many litres or gallons.
Chemicals vary in nature greatly, from mildly irritating to lethal, from acidic to alkaline, and from scalding hot to dangerously cold. In every case an appropriate chemical spill kit will need to be on hand, and in almost every case, this is just what has been arranged."