Each day that they are in use, forklifts and other types of powered industrial equipment must be inspected prior to operation. But often, not nearly as much thought is given to the battery charging stations that keep many of these essential machines running.
The National Ocean Service reports that contaminants enter the environment from a variety of sources2, in addition to the spills that you see on the news. Even perfectly functioning equipment has a tendency to leak oil.
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Mobile oil and fuel spills seem to happen when you least expect…a leaky diesel tank, ruptured hydraulic hose or electric transformer-oil blowout. The top priority is to contain the spill quickly to keep it from spreading. Unfortunately, most spill response materials are bulky and take up too much space. And, the first person on the scene rarely has enough supplies to hold the spill in check. So, the spill spreads until help arrives.
New Pig has recently added the PIG® Poly Deck with Pallet Jack Pockets to its line of quality Spill Containment Decks. No forklift required – fork channels are sized and spaced to fit most pallet jacks so that the Poly Deck can be moved quickly and easily with a pallet jack – even when fully loaded.
New Rigid-Lock QuickBerm® drive-through containment berm offers superior protection against small-to-large scale spills from drums, IBC totes, tanks, and leaky equipment. Patented Rigid-Lock wall support provides unobstructed floor space for vehicle tires, foot traffic, and cleaning.
The National Institute for Occupational Science and Health (NIOSH) has put together a safety checklist for dealing with chemical spills in a variety of facilities. Its elements can be tailored to the specific needs of your workplace.