Spill 911 has the Right Spill Kit for You with New Specialty Spill Kits

Spill 911 is excited to announce the addition of several new specialty spill kits to our website that will assist with the cleanup of a number of different chemicals.

We have added these new spill kits from Clift Industries, an innovative and environmentally-friendly company that supplies various solutions to help protect your facility. Clift Industries has supplied the majority of the specialty spill kits that we’ve carried for a number of years on our website.

Below are some of the new spill kits that have been added, along with a brief description on how it can be used to help you clean up and contain a specific kind of spill.

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EPA Presents Award to Oregon Student for Work on Marine Oil Spills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the President’s Environmental Youth Award yesterday to Sahil Veeramoney, a 10th-grade student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon. Veeramoney was presented this award for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills.

Veeramoney was able to come up with his idea after studying the environmental impact of 2010 Deepwater Horizion oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as subsequent oil spills. His main focus was researching the different cleanup methods that were used. Veeramoney’s goal was to develop a universal method that is efficient and can be used in the United States and worldwide.

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OSHA Expecting Record Number of Workers to Participate in National Fall Safety Stand Down

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced earlier this week that it is expecting a record number of companies and workers around the country to participate in the second annual National Fall Safety Stand Down.

The National Fall Safety Stand Down is a joint effort from OSHA and construction companies and workers that focuses on preventing tragic deaths and industries from happening. The two-week Stand Down takes place from May 4th through May 15th. Fall protection is listed as the most frequently-cited OSHA violation, according to OSHA.

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New Anti-Fatigue Mats will Help Keep Workers Safe

Installing anti-fatigue mats in the workplace is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of accidental slips and falls on the job. These mats will improve traction and reduce slips and strain in areas where workers need to stand.

Anti-fatigue mats are made from PVC and are oil, grease and chemical resistant and comply with the OSHA 1910-144 standard. Below are a few of the different types of anti-fatigue mats and ways they can help make your workplace safer and more efficient.

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EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment for Chemical Used for Paint Removal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month the release of the final risk assessment for the chemical N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This chemical is commonly used to remove paint and other coatings.

The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have a high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal.

The risks identified for these women who use NMP for less than four hours per day may be reduced by using specific types of chemical-resistant gloves. However, using gloves and respirators do not adequately reduce risks to women of childbearing age who use NMP for more than four hours per day on a single day or repeatedly over a succession of days.

The NMP final risk assessment was developed as part of the EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan, which identifies chemicals for review and assessment of potential risks to people’s health and the environment.

NMP is a common alternative to methylene chloride, also known as Dichloromethane (DCM), which is a chemical-based paint and coating remover. The EPA has also identified risks associated with DCM during the removal of paint and other coatings. For both NMP and DCM, the EPA is considering a range of voluntary and regulatory actions to reduce risks. It also recommends finding a safer solution for removing paint and other coatings, or taking precautions that can reduce exposures, such as using the product outsideĀ orĀ in a well-ventilated area and wearing proper gloves and respiratory protection.

For additional information on the NMP final risk assessment, click here. You can view Spill 911’s line of safety gloves by clicking here and respirators by clicking here. If you have any questions on which options would work best for your application, please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives at 800-474-5911.