What Was That Masked Spill?

Grocery stores aren’t usually associated with biological or chemical hazards. Unless Junior suddenly spews his lunch all over the floor, in which caseBiofresh Super Absorbentwill clean up the biohazard in record time.

But, says the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), thedefinition of a hazardous materialis broader than many suppose, encompassing “any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.”

That’s why proper handling of common household or business products, such as aerosol cans or bleach, is so critical when a spill occurs. The EPA outlines six steps forhazardous waste management, per federal regulations:

  1. Identify
  2. Count
  3. Notify
  4. Manage
  5. Transport
  6. Recycle/Treat/Dispose

Putting Spills in Their Place

Impact Absorbents can help with the final step: we’ve developed more than 500 state of the art spill containment, spill clean up and safety products that are economical, ecological, effective and efficient. For the grocery and retail environment,spill programscustomized for your locations can help you meet the challenge, providing all the tools and training employees need to anticipate and respond to spill emergencies.

One of our key hazardous spill clean up resources is theXSORB Universal Safety Spill Center Double Pack, which includes everything you need to respond to spills quickly and powerfully. Its high visibility makes supplies easy to locate, decreasing response time.The wall-mountable rack holds:

  • 20 FiberLink Safety-Yellow heavyweight bonded pads in dispenser box
  • 4 FiberLink 48 inch universal socks in dispenser box
  • XSORB Spill Clean-Up Absorbent in 6 qt. container
  • Biohazard Response Kit
  • Full-length broom
  • Dustpan and short-handled brush
  • Disposal bags
  • Illustrated instructions

You never know when a spill will happen, or whether that innocent-looking product might become a hazardous material. Knowing the guidelines for hazardous waste management and having the right spill clean up supplies on hand ahead of any potential spill means your retail establishment will never have to wonder, to paraphrase the old Westerns, “What was that masked spill?”

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