In selecting the proper waste container to use, one of the key factors to bear in mind is the chemicals comprising these wastes. A waste container should be chemically compatible with the substances which will eventually be placed in it. Extra precaution should be taken to ensure that these substances and materials do not react with or melt through the bin or its cover. Keeping incompatible wastes segregated would also prevent them from reacting with each other, and thus decrease the possibility of a spill, chemical fire or explosion from happening.
Hazardous material must be kept in containers which can be safely and securely shut. Waste containers should have safety lids that close tightly, to prevent the materials from leaking if the container should fall over. The size of the container must also be considered with regards to the contents as well as the particular location in which the container will be placed.
There are occasions wherein a secondary waste container is required to provide extra safety and protection from the materials places in the main container. Sustaining the proper level of safety and security in the workplace would require following high standards of regulations and practices. In the course of a workday, a large container may fall over; or else someone may slip, and the substances which he has been carrying could spill all over the work area. As the secondary container captures potential spills and leaks from the primary container, it thus must be chemically compatible with the materials inside, as well as able to accommodate much more volume than that which is stored in the primary container.
Emergencies may occur when dealing with a spill. In preparing the proper response action regarding an accident such as a spill, the immediate concern is to minimize the overall impact the spill may have on natural and economic resources. The various types of resources and their degree of importance will affect the kind of response options to be used. Moreover, the general impact of the oil spill would have to be determined as well.
The process in selecting the appropriate response methods should take into account the potential of each method to minimize the environmental consequences of the spill. The result of this selection should be the implementation of the particular method that reduces consequences in the given situation most effectively. It is crucial that those involved in the planning and cleaning efforts should discuss and develop the various resource protection priorities. As much as possible this should be included in during contingency planning, to limit any time that may be lost during the actual response.
The pursuit of maintaining safety, productivity and cleanliness in the workplace should remain a top priority for establishments. In this regard, DAWG has endeavored to provide products and services over the course of more than twenty years. From its beginnings as a small spill control company, DAWG has become a large multi-brand supplier of products which are specially made for industrial safety, personal protection and building maintenance.
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