Updated: Apr 18
While highly common in the manufacturing industry, chemical spills can be highly problematic. Regardless of the size or nature of a spill, these incidents can have severe consequences on the health and wellbeing of responders and any other individuals who may come into contact with the chemical. Personal protection must therefore form a first priority in any spill response plan, including bags, gloves and other PPE.
The potential impact of a chemical spill upon the human body should not be underestimated. They can contain elements that are toxic, explosive, flammable or corrosive, posing a significant threat to personal health. In the event of a spill, individuals can experience chemical exposure in a number of ways, including inhalation, absorption via the skin and ingestion via the mouth. Depending on the chemical in question, the following effects may occur:
Burns or irritation to the skin, eyes, nose, throat or mouth;
Damage to the respiratory system; and
Loss of vision or total blindness.
In more extreme circumstances, chemical spills can even lead to death. With these consequences in mind, mandates are in place for employers to keep PPE on site in the event of such an incident.
Personal Protective Equipment: A Business Essential
Here at EcoSolutions, we’re proud to work with companies in transforming site safety through approved, certified and high-performance PPE solutions, including bags, gloves and a range of other items. Through our inventory, we ensure our customers stay compliant and protected against the worst consequences of chemical spills.
The productivity and performance at the heart of your business depends on people. We’re passionate about providing those people with the protection they need:
Hazmat Disposal Bags: After a spill has been cleared, it is essential to store and dispose of any soiled materials properly. Our Hazmat Disposal Bags allow just that; with a bright yellow, easily visible design which is marked with a caution warning to alert anyone handling the bag to use with care.
Cleanup Rags: Depending on the size or nature of your spill, cleanup rags may be an appropriate means of absorbing and clearing any soiled materials. Constructed with 100% cotton and available in 25lb packs, these products are a convenient way to clean up incidental spills and to reduce the risk of slip-and-fall injuries. Your spill may require something more heavy duty and absorbent: in this case, you can count on our range of absorbent pads.
Nitrile Gloves: Regardless of the size or nature of a spill, our hands will likely be the first parts of our bodies to make contact with a chemical - which can rapidly spread to our eyes, nose and mouth as a result of accidental touching. This makes gloves a bare essential. Fortunately, nitrile gloves are fully disposable and offer a high level of protection against acids, oil-based chemicals, solvents, detergents, and abrasives. Furthermore, their light design allows full dexterity.
Leather Gloves: Featuring a durable, heavyweight construction, our range of leather gloves are a reusable alternative to nitrile gloves. This product is ideal in scenarios where flames or high levels of heat may be present. Leather gloves also offer a higher level of protection against cuts and abrasions.
Poly Bags & Poly Sheeting: With a capacity of 55 gallons, our range of poly bags are a cost-effective solution which allow the collection of large quantities of soiled material, with a translucent design to allow full visibility of the bag’s contents. We also offer poly sheeting to complement any spill response plan.
Our range of PPE solutions don’t end there. To enquire around our full range of protective solutions, contact us.
Personal Protection for All Spill Scenarios: You Can Count on EcoSolutions
When chemical spills happen, your business needs real solutions - fast. Here at EcoSolutions, we’re proud to support manufacturing businesses in any spill scenario with a range of approved and certified solutions. Find out more by browsing our full range of products or reach out to us today for a free consultation around your Spill Prevention, Control & Containment needs.