spill kitUltimately, the items required for optimal spill protection depend on a variety of factors and vary from business to business. Significant material types, proximity and placement of receiving waters, industry type and other factors play an important role in determining the items your spill kits should contain. Although calling CMA would allow for the most personalized and effective informative service, reviewing this blog will provide a baseline for your company to follow when assembling your spill kits.

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.

A universal kit should contain all or some of the following:
  • Safety goggles
  • Disposable bags
  • Gloves
  • 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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Thanks for reading.

The CMA Team