Spills happen no matter how hard you try to avoid them. Your best and most environmentally friendly weapon: The B.I. Reusable Spill-Kit
Now more than ever, it’s important for your business to practice sustainable waste management techniques. This can be a challenge during the hustle and bustle of the workday if you don’t have the right tools and materials. B.I. Spill Kits help you clean up your spill quickly and eliminate disposal cost.
A Zero Landfill initiative has a single, finite goal: to divert 100 percent of industrial materials from local landfills. Included in the cost of the B.I. Spill Kit is proper waste management and recycling to help combat overcrowded landfills. Whether you are cleaning up oil, water-based, or chemical spills, the B.I. Spill Kit absorbs more fluid compared to disposable Spill Kits and the lightweight polypropylene drum resists chemicals and keeps the contents clean and dry.
In addition to protecting the health and wellness of the environment, by using our spill kits, your company can enjoy benefits like:
- Lowering your material disposal costs.
- Enhancing relations with local governments and regulators.
- Improving your brand value with community residents and businesses.
We’ve produced a smart alternative to the traditionally expensive methods of disposing of used spill kits. Our proven dry cleaning and petroleum refining process removes and reclaims oil, solvents, and grease from contaminated absorbents, wiping, or filtering materials that carry a cradle-to-grave responsibility. This process makes these materials reusable and creates a 100% recyclable spill kit. Our B.I. Spill Kits are the preferred alternative to the traditional, more expensive, methods of disposing of other related products that carry cradle-to-grave responsibilities.
✓ 100 - 18" x 18" reusable oil absorbants
✓ 5 -3" x 48" reusable absorbent socks
✓ 25 - shop towels
✓ 2 pair - rubber gloves
✓ 1 - 55 gallon drum
✓ Eliminates Administrative Costs of Reporting
✓ Proper Recycling
Your business may work with hundreds of different supplies and materials in a given afternoon. Some of these materials may be more hazardous than others. You use these chemicals to complete specific tasks or finish certain products. It’s likely that you and your employees are fairly comfortable using or being around these chemicals, but that can quickly change if these chemicals are spilled. It’s hard to imagine an event like a chemical spill happening at your business, but they happen more often than many realize.
Simply put, if your business uses or interacts with toxic chemicals of any kind, you need a spill kit ready to go in the event of a spill or accident. Indeed, even businesses who don’t use these substances may benefit from the use of a spill kit.
Why You Need a Spill Kit
Having a spill kit on hand is not only a great business practice, but it’s actually required if you work with chemicals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made spill kits a required product to have on hand for businesses who work with chemicals and other hazardous products that can be spilled.
Spill kits are a best management practice according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations. These regulations primarily focus on how to prevent, prepare for, and react to oil and chemical spills that happen in and near the waterways of the United States. These are incredibly delicate resources, and introducing chemicals of any kind into them can have long-lasting impacts that we may not realize. Spill kits are an easy way to include environmentally friendly practices into your day-to-day operations and accident preparedness programs.
In addition to the environmental benefits of a spill kit, there’s also the issue of creating a safe and efficient workplace. According to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.22, Subpart D rule, the walkways and work surfaces of your business must be kept clean and hazard-free. This rule was established in response to the litany of slips, trips, and falls that occur every day in businesses across the country. 29 CFR 1910.22 dictates that all work surfaces are to remain clean and dry whenever possible. This means that steps must be taken to mitigate accidents and injuries. In addition to things like rubber mats for floors and elevated work surfaces, spill kits can be used to quickly absorb spilled substances, from water to acid, and much more.
Ultimately, spill kits are a sustainable waste management solution that makes your workplace safer, more efficient, and is another way for your company to help take care of the environment.
What’s Inside Your Spill Kit?
Each one of the Brent Industries’ spill kits includes all of the materials you’ll need to address the most common chemical and waste spills.
One of the most common substances to be spilled in the work environment is oil-based chemicals. These can spread quickly and can lead to slipping and other hazards.
That’s why our spill kits make use of oil absorbents like our oil mats and oil soakers. Our mats are made of hydrophobic, needle-punched polypropylene that is left untreated and uses fine fibers to improve its strength and durability. It can be used to quickly address problems like spills or overspray. Our oil soakers are a blend of cotton and synthetic yarns that creates a product that absorbs oil quickly and dries fast. These soakers are ideal for absorbing hydraulic fluid, coolants, oils, solvents, and water.
Our absorbent socks are designed for direct contact with leaks and spills. Each sock can absorb about three quarts of liquid. Thanks to its design, it can be formed around a spill or set up to stop the spread of a leak. These oil socks are great for liquids like fuels, coolants, grease, oil, solvents, and water.
To protect your employees, we’ve included two pairs of rubber gloves and safety goggles with every spill kit. These should be worn before your employees begin to clean up the spill. For basic cleaning up at the end of the task, we’ve included basic shop towels that can be used for a variety of purposes. We also include one 55 gallon drum with a locking lever lid. This drum is U.N. approved and U.N. 1H2 rated. This means you can rest easy knowing that the contents of the spill kit and the chemicals it cleaned up will stay safely in the drum during transport.
How You Can Make the Most Out of Your Brent Industries Spill Kits
While our spill kits are a great start for your waste management needs, by having a few more supplies and products accessible, your employees can enjoy an added level of safety while managing a spill.
In addition to the supplies in our spill kits, we suggest you keep the following on-site:
- Wet mops
- Drain protectors
- PPE (like gloves, boot covers, masks, and other safety wear)
- A pump
- First aid kits
These supplemental supplies should be stored with or near your spill kits to ensure that they are used.
More Than Just Having Them, Be Prepared To Use Your Spill Kits
Having a spill kit on site is a great way to improve the safety of your employees and to limit your environmental impact in the event of a spill. But simply having the kit on site isn’t enough. You’ll need to ensure that you and your employees are trained in the use and disposal of the kit.
Anyone who works in or near chemicals should be required to take a safety course that includes instruction on how to properly use your B.I. spill kit. Additionally, make sure they know where other safety equipment, like personal protective equipment and mops, are stored. By empowering your employees with the knowledge on how to use the spill kit, they can make decisions about whether they should be addressing the spill, or if they’ll need to call for assistance from another department or team.
Multiple Spill Kits are a Cost-Effective Way to Keep Your Business Running
They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but that’s not the case for spills. Spills, leaks, and drips of liquids, chemicals, and other waste products happen all day every day. That’s why it’s a great idea to keep more than one spill kit on-site at any given moment. Ideally, you should have at least two spill kits for every kind of chemical or substance you work with.
Spill kits are single-use products. As soon as one has been used, it’s best to return it to us so we can recycle it. In the meantime, you’ll have your second spill kit on standby in case there’s another spill while you wait for a replacement to arrive.
OSHA doesn’t have strict guidelines, or even suggestions, as to how many kits you should keep in your work areas, so it’s up to you to determine how many you’ll need. We suggest you examine factors like the amount of hazardous materials you use every day, how many areas these materials are used or stored, and your budget to determine how many you should purchase.
A leader in the field of sustainable waste management, and green recycling practices, Brent Industries has been helping businesses better care for their employees and the environment since 1977. All of our services, from spill kits to glove reconditioning, are compliant with EPA guidelines and regulations. We proudly work with businesses across a variety of industries, including automotive, printing, aerospace, metal forming, and even government institutions like the military.
Our Unique Green Waste Recycling Process
It’s our innovative and environmentally approach to recycling waste and chemicals that ensures we stand out from our competitors. Essentially an elaborate form of dry-cleaning with Stoddard Solvents, our process can be used to clean textiles like absorbents, workwear, and wiping clothes that have been contaminated with hazardous substances. Thanks to our closed-loop process, we can thoroughly clean these textiles without producing any further harmful by-products.
Our process begins when you ship your used spill kits back to us. All of our kits feature materials that can be safely cleaned and recycled by our team. Our representatives will help you coordinate shipping the drum back to us, and connect you with a carrier service that will move the drum for you. If need be, we can transport the materials for you, as all of our drivers have a haz-mat endorsed license.
Once we receive your spill kit, we process it at our petrochemical refinery. While we use solvents to clean out the absorbent and wiping materials, we capture the leftover solvents and resulting vapors in order to reuse them in future cleaning projects. All of our spill kits are 100% recyclable, ensuring that nothing ends up in a landfill. This saves you money and lessens our impact on the environment.
Finally, we condition and recycle the materials to be used again in other spill kits and applications. We then work with you to get another spill kit sent to your business.
Contact us today to learn more about our green waste recycling process and how it can benefit your business.
Accidents happen, there’s no getting around it. When you work with hazardous liquids and chemicals, a spill, leak, or drip is bound to occur. Rather than hope for the best, you should plan for the worst and purchase the spill kits you need.
Not sure how many or which kind of spill kits you need? Our representatives can help you determine what's right for you. Ask about our on-site surveys and our expert recommendations. Contact us today to get a price quote and ask about availability.