Chemical spill control, as well as hazardous materials spill (MSDS) control are two important responsibilities of any company that handles chemical products, particularly those that work in contact with or supply these chemicals. The primary goal of these procedures and the entire spill control program are to offer practical advice for FM, to make sure that: FM is ready in case of a dangerous chemical spill or leakage at the FM work sites or locations of responsibility. It also involves informing the public about the dangers of chemical spills, the potential hazards of these chemicals, and about the best preventive measures and response capabilities. These safety protocols must be properly implemented by all personnel operating in the environment of the chemical spill.
According to Stratex, the environmental & chemical spill experts, “The primary goal in chemical spill management is the safe handling, storage, transportation, storage, distribution, and disposal of hazardous substances. The secondary goal is protecting the public from exposure to these chemicals. When chemical spills occur at the work place, the primary goal is the cleaning-up of the contaminated area and containing the spill. The secondary goal is protecting the public’s health, the environment, and the wildlife.”
Chemical spills can occur in a variety of environments, such as the workplace, at the site of manufacturing, and in water. Preventing chemical spills and working through chemical spill management events are essential to the safety of the public. Chemical spills do not only endanger the workers performing various duties but can also harm or kill people, animals, and property if they are not cleaned up immediately. Environmental contamination may range from damage to aquatic systems, drinking water, soil, and vegetation; to chemical poisoning, which can include nausea, vomiting, choking, and skin irritation.