How to Use a Base Eater Spill Kit

Spill 911’s Base Eater Spill Kit, manufactured by Clift Industries, is the perfect kit for the immediate neutralization of caustic spills. The Base Eater formula will transform caustics into water-soluble organic salts.

The neutralizer works at a 2:1 ratio, and the pH indicators will eliminate the need for pH strips. It is non-hazardous, non-corrosive and biodegradable.

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to use the Base Eater Spill Kit:

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OSHA & NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert for Silica Exposure During Countertop Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced last month that both were jointly issuing a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing and installing both natural and manufactured stone countertops.

This hazard alert was in response to reports of 46 workers in Spain and 25 workers in Israel who developed silicosis, which is an incurable, progressively disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease. Workers were diagnosed with this disease as a result of exposure to crystalline silica in their work manufacturing stone countertops. In the case of the Israel workers, 10 of them had to receive lung transplants as a result of their condition.

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Infographic: Safety in a Can!

SAFETY IN A CAN!

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO REASSESS YOUR EQUIPMENT NEEDS

These Infographics are courtesy of Justrite Manufacturing Co., a leading source of storage, handling and security products including fire prevention safety equipment for hazardous materials, environmental protection spill containment devices and specialized storage products. To learn more about safety can safety, you can check out an article by Glen Carter, the chief technology officer for Justrite, by clicking here. You can also view a Type II Safety Can Demonstration video by clicking here.

OSHA, EPA and Fertilizer Safety Partners Sign Alliance for Hazardous Chemical Protection

Last week, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) signed an alliance with the Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide safety and health information and training resources to workers, emergency responders and surrounding communities in the agricultural retail and supply industry.

This new alliance will focus on the safe storage and handling of fertilizers, such as ammonium nitrate and anhydrous ammonia.

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Three Important Tips for Transporting Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials are an essential part of life — and the transportation of those materials is a necessary part of industries such as the courier, messenger, transportation and delivery-driving fields. While transporting any kind of goods requires care, transporting these hazardous materials is especially risky and, as such, demands special attention. “Accidents happen,” says research from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, “and they are more likely to be severe when a hazardous material is involved.” Because of the unique risks associated with dangerous materials, it’s crucial that everyone handling and moving them understands the main risk factors, what goes into proper handling, the best ways to prevent spills and how to take action fast and effectively if and when a spill occurs. With that in mind, here’s a look at what you need to know, as a driver or as a manager.

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