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Fleets must stress the importance of spill
prevention and proper cleanup, not only to prevent
environmental contamination, but also to keep
their employees safe on the job.

Determine levels of spill severity

Spill severity falls into two categories: incidental and emergency. According to the Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA),
an incidental spill "is a
release of a hazardous
substance which does
not pose a significant
safety or health hazard
to employees in the
immediate vicinity or
to the employee cleaning it up, nor does it have
the potential to become
an emergency within a
short time frame."
Employees responding to incidental spills
will need training in
accordance with the
OSHA hazard communicat ion
sta nda rd
(HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200,
explain New Pig's Silver
and Iuzzolino. The standard requires employees have proper training
to protect themselves
when handling a potentially hazardous spill.
An emergency spill is
any spill that does pose
a threat to safety, health,
or the surrounding environment. Employees
handling an emergency
spill must be trained
under OSHA's hazardous waste operations
and emergency response
(HAZWOPER) standard
requirements, say Silver
and Iuzzolino. If a fleet
has employees trained as
emergency responders,
they must have a written spill plan detailing
the steps the employees
need to take.
"OSHA also requires
that employees involved
in HAZWOPER cleanup, emergency spill
response, and other
hazardous operations go
through refresher training annually," say Silver
and Iuzzolino.
In the case of any kind
of spill, always proceed
with caution, especially
if the spilled substance is

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unknown. It is better to err on the side of safety
rather than make assumptions that could worsen
the situation.

Where to store spill kits

Where and how a fleet stores their spill kits will
vary from facility to facility. Some fleets choose
to have smaller spill kits located in any areas they

deem could be a spill zone, and other fleets choose
to have one or a few larger kits located in central
areas around the shop.
Regardless of how many or how large the spill
kits are, each should include absorbents, a broom,
a wet floor sign, a dustpan, and a disposal bin or
bags, says Patrick Shannon, director of marketing
for Eco-Absorb, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly spill cleanup products.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Top Industry Trends in 2020 and Beyond
How Active Safety Systems Pave the Way to Vehicle Autonomy
Vehicles: Steps to Understand and Prevent Corrosion
In the Bay: Remote Vehicle Management Enters a New Phase
Shop Operations: How to Prevent, Contain, and Clean Up Shop Spills
Management: A Guide to World-Class Maintenance
Training: What is a Bistable Relay?
Reman, Rebuild, Replace: What's the Difference Between a Supplier and a Supply Partner?
Diagnostics: Four Steps of an Effective Maintenance Program
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Trends in Asset Telematics
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