Do you have to deal with small spills on a regular basis? Read on for the scoop on spill containment trays, which could be the handy and simple solution you’ve been looking for.
If the spills at your facility are limited to very small ones, but they occur frequently, you don’t want to hear about pallets and spill berms. That would be overkill.
Yet how to keep those little spills contained so they won’t drip off the table and ruin the floor?
Let’s say you or your employees are doing a lot of work with small quantities of various chemicals, and you want to make sure that none of them go astray. Maybe they’re mixing things for experiments, or for creating custom made solutions. In any event, they’re working on a work table or desk.
Here’s the perfect solution for preventing spills and drips: Spill containment trays. They can be placed on tables and desks and function very well as work surfaces. Just place all those chemicals on top of them and any spills will be perfectly contained.
But how much can they handle, you may wonder? Up to five gallons. This means that even mid-size spills won’t cause any overflow problems. You’ll probably find though that you won’t ever come near the capacity of those trays.
Of course if you do have spills, containment is just half the story. You still need to clean them up.
Here’s the ideal solution for the kind of cleanup you’re likely to do when you’re working with a spill tray: spill pads.
That’s right. They’re small, handy, can be cut into any size needed, and they’re excellent at absorbing fluids. They’re available in oil only, universal, or hazmat versions, so you can get just the spill pads you need for the kind of fluids you’re handling.
And they’re so economical. Inexpensive to begin with, they’re available in big boxes or in rolls, so you you can cut off just what you need. They’re dimpled for greater absorption power, and if you get the higher quality versions, they’re lint free too.
In a lab where people are handling lots of chemicals, but mostly in relatively small doses, spill containment trays make for perfect work surfaces. And for the inevitable cleanup, they should have a good supply of spill pads handy.
This two-step process will help prevent messes from happening in the first place. It’s a small investment, yet the payoff in terms of increased safety can be huge.