Industry wisdom suggests that there are three general types of spill kits. The first kit, the most common and universal one, should contain the basic essentials contained in virtually all types of spill kits. As always, keep in mind the diversity of business and industry type plays a crucial role in determining the most effective risk-reducing, liability-relieving, spill kit. You may require additional items in your kit based on industry type, etc.
- Safety goggles
- Disposable bags
- Absorbent pads/rolls
The second type of kit should address oil and hydrocarbon materials. In addition to including the items above, it is recommended to keep aprons, shoe covers and pillows (used for large volume spills) handy.
The hazmat spill kit, the third type, is designed to address highest-risk environments. Highly acidic, caustic and aggressive liquids are commonly addressed with this spill kit type. As always, industry specifics require personalized spill kit inventory requirements (ex. nuclear).
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