CSA wants to be your partner in helping guard against the leaks, drips and spills that create safety and environmental hazards in your business
Whether you're protecting your employees or your equipment, CSA products are your "go to partner" for absorbents.
You can depend on our absorbent products to keep work areas clean and safe from virtually any spill, drip, leak or greasy build up.
CSA is now proud to offer you absorbent socks, pillows & booms to protect your floors or even float them on the water with our latest product-Marine Grade NviroClean! ... no matter how you use our absorbents, reaching for NviroClean helps keep you in OSHA compliance and your workers safe and injury free. Make sure your facilities are up to OSHA regulation with our new Spill Containment line, for use on land or water, including Marine GradeNviroClean for use on the water to capture oil or gas or for that matter, anything that floats on the water's surface. We also carry the NEW NviroClean BOA; booms start at 5 feet and are available in various lengths plus we can customize to whatever length you need. Great for use around the home too! Or perhaps you have a piece of machinery that leaks ever so slightly. We now carry NviroClean Pillows that work great and are contained so that there is no 'blow away' of the product.
Once a spill has occurred, the employee needs to decide whether the spill is small enough to handle without outside assistance. Only employees with training in spill response should attempt to contain or clean up a spill. This is a FREE service that Clean Save America can and will provide for your company.
NOTE: If you are cleaning up a spill yourself, make sure you know the hazards associated with the materials that have spilled, that you have adequate ventilation, and always use proper personal protective equipment. Treat all residual chemical and cleanup materials as hazardous waste and dispose of accordingly, making sure to follow your local government requirements.
You should ensure that all Spill control equipment be located wherever significant amounts of hazardous materials are received or stored. MSDSs, absorbents, container patch kits, spill dams or spill socks, shovels, NviroClean for floor dry, acid/base neutralizers, and -Caution! Keep Out- signs are common spill response items. These procedures tell you how to prepare your own spill kit and give you step-by-step instructions for spill cleanup.
General Chemical Spill Response and Cleanup Actions
Chemical spills are divided into three categories: Small, Medium and Large. Response and cleanup procedures vary depending on the size of the spill. Small Spills: Any spill where the major dimension is less than 18 inches in diameter. Small spills are generally handled by internal personnel and usually do not require an emergency response by police or fire department HAZMAT teams.
• Quickly control the spill by stopping or securing the spill source. This could be as simple as uprighting a container and using our NviroClean Boa or absorbent pads to soak up spilled material. Wear gloves and protective clothing, if necessary. • Put spill material and absorbents in secure containers if any are available. • Consult with the Facility Responsible Person and the MSDS for spill and waste disposal procedures. • In some instances, the area of the spill should not be washed with water. Use Dry Cleanup Methods and never wash spills down the drain, onto a storm drain or onto the driveway or parking lot. • Both the spilled material and the absorbent may be considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Medium Spills: Spills where the major dimension exceeds 18 inches, but is less than 6 feet. Outside emergency response personnel (police and fire department HAZMAT teams) should usually be called for medium spills. Common sense, however, will dictate when it is necessary to call them.
• Immediately try to help contain the spill at its source by simple measures only. This means quickly uprighting a container, or putting a lid on a container, if possible. Do not use absorbents unless they are immediately available. Once you have made a quick attempt to contain the spill, or once you have quickly determined you cannot take any brief containment measures, leave the area and alert Emergency Responders at 911. Closing doors behind you while leaving helps contain fumes from spills. Give police accurate information as to the location, chemical, and estimated amount of the spill. • Evaluate the area outside the spill. Engines and electrical equipment near the spill area must be turned off. This eliminates various sources of ignition in the area. Advise Emergency Responders on how to turn off engines or electrical sources. Do not go back into the spill area once you have left. Help emergency responders by trying to determine how to shut off heating, air conditioning equipment, or air circulating equipment, if necessary. • If emergency responders evacuate the spill area, follow their instructions in leaving the area. • After emergency responders have contained the spill, be prepared to assist them with any other information that may be necessary, such as MSDSs and questions about the facility. Emergency responders or trained personnel with proper personal protective equipment will then clean up the spill residue. Do not re-enter the area until the responder in charge gives the all clear. Be prepared to assist these persons from outside the spill area with MSDSs, absorbents, and containers. • Reports must be filed with proper authorities. It is the responsibility of the spiller to inform both his/her supervisor and the emergency responders as to what caused the spill. The response for large spills is similar to the procedures for medium spills, except that the exposure danger is greater. Large Spills: Any spill involving flammable liquid where the major dimension exceeds 6 feet in diameter; and any "running" spill, where the source of the spill has not been contained or flow has not been stopped.
• Leave the area and notify Emergency Responders (911). Give the operator the spill location, chemical spilled, and approximate amount. • From a safe area, attempt to get MSDS information for the spilled chemical for the emergency responders to use. Also, be prepared to advise responders as to any ignition sources, engines, electrical power, or air conditioning/ventilation systems that may need to be shut off. Advise responders of any absorbents, containers, or spill control equipment that may be available. This may need to be done from a remote area, because an evacuation that would place the spiller far from the scene may be needed. Use radio or phone to assist from a distance, if necessary. • Only emergency response personnel, in accordance with their own established procedures, should handle spills greater than 6 feet in any dimension or that are continuous. Remember, once the emergency responders or HAZMAT team is on the job cleaning up spills or putting out fires, the area is under their control and no one may re-enter the area until the responder in charge gives the all clear. • Provide information for reports to supervisors and responders, just as in medium spills.