How to Use a Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit

Spill 911’s Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit, manufactured by Clift Industries, neutralizes bromine, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide and iodine. These elements are chemically transformed into safe, non-toxic and non-hazardous organic salts.

This kit has a variety of uses and applications, which include spraying and atomizing on horizontal, vertical and perforated surfaces and will eliminate test strips, disposal costs and safety issues. The kit will convert bromine into sodium bromine, chlorine into sodium chlorine, iodine to sodium iodine and hydrogen peroxide to water.

Below is a list of step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the Halex Halogen Neutralizer Spill Kit:

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OSHA Launches Ebola Safety and Health Topics Page

In response to the recent Ebola scare in the United States, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) put together a Safety and Health Topics page on it’s website to provide the public with easy access to facts and information on the disease.

Currently, the Ebola virus does not pose a threat to most U.S. workers and, while contracting the disease is still unlikely, there are certain sectors with a greater risk, including the healthcare, mortuary/death care and airline servicing industries. It is also important to point out that there is no widespread outbreak of the virus within the United States and that the ongoing outbreak on a global scale continues to be limited to the West African region.

However, it is still important to be prepared in the event of coming into contact with the virus, and OSHA’s online facts page provides a great source of information as to how you can be prepared.

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How to Keep Your Workforce Safe with OSHA-Compliant Pipe Labels

Pipe marking is something that should be an instrumental part of everyone’s hazard communication plan. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that facilities adhere to ANSI A13.1 standards, which is a system for effectively labeling your pipes, the hazard levels of the pipes’ contents and the flow direction of the piping system. You will see that pipe marking according to these standards is smart — not only for maintaining OSHA compliance, but also for ensuring that your work environment is hazard-free.

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OSHA Launches National Dialogue on Hazardous Chemical Exposures in the Workplace

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national dialogue with stakeholders on preventing work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances. This dialogue is intended to review the management of hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace and explore strategies for updating permissible exposure limits, or PELs.

PELs are regulatory limits on the amount or concentration of a substance in the air. They are in place to help protect workers from too much exposure of hazardous substances. According to OSHA, 95 percent of the PELs, which cover less than 500 chemicals total, have not been updated since they were created in 1971.

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Are You Prepared for a HazMat Situation?

If the recent cases of Ebola in the United States have taught us anything, it’s that it is important to always be prepared for a hazardous situation. You can never predict when situations like this will arise, and the only way to be prepared for them is to have the proper equipment on hand to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

Below is a checklist of items you should always keep on hand if you think you might be at risk to be in a HazMat situation:

PPE Suits – Personal Protective Suits are the most essential thing to have on hand in the event of a HazMat situation. These suits are perfect for emergency responders and can protect the individual from airborne chemicals and toxins, as well as any chemicals that may be spilled in the area. Available in Level A or Level B options for fully-encapsulated suits, or Tychem or Tyvek coveralls, there is a suit that will protect you for any situation you might find yourself in. For more information on these PPE suits, click here.

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