Having your workplace ready to handle any accident that may arise is critical to keeping your employees safe. At IPC, our top priority is providing solutions to help keep your employees and facility safe and healthy. IPC will assist you with solutions and products to comply with OSHA 29CFR for chemical containment and cleanup. We carry a full line of absorbent products and accessories:
- Containment Pools
- Custom Spill Kits
- Drain Covers
- Drain Guards
- Drum Repair Kits
- Erosion Control
- Gutter Guards
- Loose Particulate
- Mercury/Battery Acid Kits
- Outdoor Prevention Rugs
- Overpack Kits
- Sorbent Pads
- Spill Berms
- Spill Caddies and Carts
- Spill Kits
- Workstations and Spill Pallets
Below are several OSHA, EPA and DOT standards to be aware of for your facility.
29CFR – OSHA
- 29CFR 1910.22(a)2
Summary: Floors in your workplace should be “maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a DRY condition.”
- 29CFR 1910.107(g)(2)
Summary: OSHA requires spraying areas to be “kept as free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible residues as practical.”
- 29CFR 1910.107(b)(3)
Summary: Combustible floors in a spray booth or work area “’shall be covered with Non-Combustible material to facilitate the safe cleaning and removal of residues.”
- 29CFR 1910.120(j)(1)
Commonly know as HAZWOPER, requires DOT containers and proper absorbents be kept available and used wherever spills, leaks or ruptures may occur.
- 29CFR 1910.1450(e)
OSHA requires containment and cleanup materials for spill in laboratories to reduce occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.
40CFR – EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency )
- 40CFR 112.7(c)(1)
Facilities must have “appropriate containment and/or diversionary structures to prevent discharge oil from reaching a navigable water course.”
- 40CFR 122.26
Facilities must have a detailed plan in place to prevent illegal discharge of pollutants into waterways.
- 40CFR 263.30(a)
Requires immediate action, such as diking the discharge area, by transporter. If hazardous waste is accidentally discharged during transportation.
- 40CFR 263.31
A transporter must clean up any hazardous waste discharges that occur during transportation.
- 40CFR 264.175
A hazardous waste container must not sit in its own spill, and it must be able to hold 10% of total volume of liquid or 100% of largest container, whichever is greater.
49CFR – DOT ( Department of Transportation )
- 49CFR 173.3 c (1)
If a container of hazardous waste is damaged or leaking, it can be placed in a compatible salvage drum that meets UN criteria for shipping by air, highway, rail, or water.
- 49CFR 173.12(b)
A labpacking container must be “a UN 1A2 or UN 1B2 metal drum, a UN 1D plywood drum, a UN 1G fiber drum or a UN 1H2 plastic drum tested and marked for the Packing Group III performance level.”
- 49CFR 173.12(b) (2)(iv)
When labpacking, “Inner packaging… must be surrounded by a chemically compatible absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb the total liquid contents.”