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Emergency Spill Kit

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Emergency spill kits are designed to speed the containment and handling of dangerous materials on land or in the water. In general, they should contain everything that is necessary in the event of a spill, including waste removal and disposal products. For use inside a building, emergency spill kits should also be stored as close to potential spill sites as possible.

Job-related emergency spills are likely to happen in or nearby high traffic areas, such as hallways or doorways, or areas where dangerous materials are frequently handled. Absorbent powder or pads, nitrile gloves, hazmat labels, and waste disposal bags are commonly included in emergency spill kits, and may be all that is necessary to clean some spills. Sharps containers, disinfectants, and safety goggles are also commonly included items.

Some emergency spills may happen in the field, and may be more difficult to contain than indoor spills. Spill kits that are designed for field use usually include tougher absorbent products, including sorbent pillows and boom coils, which can absorb up to 20 times their own weight in hazardous materials such as oil. Field use spill kits are also commonly packaged in a convenient, easy-to-handle case.

Purchasing Emergency Spill Kits

Spill kits are commonly available from hospitality, commercial, and industrial safety equipment suppliers. Online vendors generally carry a range of spill kits for all different applications, and may offer quantity discounts on some products. Some vendors also have online and telephone help services to answer any questions that you may have.


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