Unfortunately, control measures to eliminate or reduce the prevalence of spills aren’t always successful. It’s important that employers have initiatives in place to deal with any workplace spills, especially if the spills are of a chemical or hazardous nature.
It’s important both employers and employees have access to training, supervision, and high-quality spill control products, so that when a spill does occur proper measures can be taken to clean it up before any accidents happen.
Safe Spill Control Procedures Spill prevention/control/response programmes should be implemented in every workplace, and must adhere to any local and environmental regulations.
Key aspects of any procedure should include the safe management, storage, and control of hazardous materials, which will help reduce the risk of spillages, while also helping to contain and minimise the spill, to ensure it doesn’t continue to spread. Workplace spillage procedures should also detail a safe method for absorbing/cleaning up the spill, including what spill control products should be used, and the correct way to dispose of any materials used to clean up the spill.
It’s worth noting that the inappropriate disposal of hazardous spills can attract hefty fines in Australia, as the safe, environmentally conscious disposal of all hazardous materials is essential for environmental conservation.Workplace Safety Tips
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