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Fuel Spills  - Is Your Company Prepared?

Let’s face it… Spills happen. It’s how you work to contain them and clean them up that matters. Because of its highly flammable nature, any fuel spill is a dangerous fuel spill. What containment and cleanup plan does your company have in place for when the unexpected happens?

 

The Cost of Fuel Spills

Aside from the OSHA violations that occur when fuel spills happen, the safety risk to employees, and the environment are huge problems that must be prevented. EPA fines can be staggering… far more than the cost of developing a fuel containment plan to be implemented if a spill occurs. The EPA requires that you have that plan in place under the guidelines of their Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) requirements. Plan now and be ready!

 

Tanks, Trucks and Other Transportation

It doesn’t matter if you’re storing fuel in stationary tanks or transporting it for use in trucks, tractors, or other vehicles, you must have a containment plan for all these modes of fuel use. All fuel storage needs to have secondary containment and overfill protection plans in place.

When you are using mobile fuel refilling equipment, you need to have spill control systems in place, such as portable containment trays, or even drip pans. In addition to this, make sure that all gas cans used meet DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements.

 

Protect the Environment – Cover Those Drains

Inspect your property and check to see if there are any stormwater drains on it. Fuel spills that spread into stormwater drains can pollute and contaminate all local bodies of water, from streams and rivers to big lakes and water reservoirs.

Placing a cover over a drain as a precaution is quick, easy, and inexpensive, but goes a long way to protect our sources of clean water.

 

Secondary Fuel Containment Systems and Products

The key to clean up is the rapid containment of spills. There are a variety of products on the market that can serve as containment solutions. The ones you use depend, to a great extent, on the location of the spill.

On land, you could use a spill containment dike or berm. On the water, a spill boom would be more practical. You have got a wide variety of options, sizes, shapes, and styles. The best approach is to find a company like Clean Fuels Associates, which can help you to analyze your needs and equip you with the best solutions to use in the event of a spill.

Contact us and let us help you stay in compliance while keeping your employees and the environment safe from harm. It is essential to follow these guidelines to ensure you are prepared. We can work with you to:

  • Make sure you stay up to date on SPCC regulation changes
  • Conduct Frequent Training
  • Inspect and review your property at least once a year
  • Have spill containment solutions in place
  • Evaluate and provide plans and products to help you prepare

 

Contact Us online or give us a call at 844-694-3230 today and get the professional spill containment help your company needs!