Many industries in U.S. manufacture, use or store hazardous materials. Since these hazardous materials are hauled by road, rail, and water, just about any facility can experience an accidental spill.
Chemical spills typically fall into two categories: incidental and emergency. Incidental spills do not pose a direct health or safety hazard. Incident spills cannot be called “safe,” but their health and safety hazards are very minimal.
They can be contained and cleaned by employees who are well aware with the spill response procedures. Emergency spills, on the other hand, are severe.
Emergency spills pose a risk to the health and/or safety of a person. They typically include flammable chemicals that require a special emergency spill response strategy. When there is a spill, it becomes important to hire highly specialized team with the equipment and expertise to resolve the spill situation:
Hire a Professional Environmental Cleaning Service
The release of hazardous chemicals in any location creates hazardous consequences for the environment and the community. A proper spill response is critical in the event of an emergency. Failure to address spills poses significant health risks and can even lead to irreversible damage.
When minutes could affect your company’s reputation and increase your Environmental Liability and Exposure, trust a professional environmental cleaning company to manage, contain, cleanup and dispose of your hazardous material spills.
No matter how small or large your spill situation, it will be handled safely and correctly. A professional environmental cleaning company can help with a wide range of liquid, compressed gas and solid spills, such as:
- Truck and rail tanker spills
- Leaking drums
- Pesticide spills
- Explosive materials
- Mercury spills
- Gaseous material leaks
24-Hour Response to Chemical Spills
When there is an environmental emergency, such as a chemical spill, you need a 24-hour team that can help you respond effectively. A professional environmental cleaning company will help your business create a customized plan for dealing with emergencies involving chemical spills. A professional company has:
- Industry experience
- Highly trained personnel
- Necessary tools and equipment
Every chemical spill emergency response situation must be managed with the highest safety standards, from the initial response to disposal, cleanup and reporting.
By hiring a professional environmental cleaning company, you may be able to keep the expenses and potential environmental damages at a minimum.
By having a spill procedure plan, the right spill kits and a team of professionals, you can prevent the damage caused by a chemical spill.