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Libraries & Museums: How to prepare for water & flooding emergencies

Librarians around Australia were shocked this week by news that a flash flood caused huge damage to the Chifley Library at ANU in Canberra. This flood caused permanent and irreparable damage to thousands of books; even those that were not directly water effected are now threatened by mould.

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Which is better? Grippy mat versus normal mat

Ripples are nice to look at in water, but not in mats. Stores and businesses use mats in high-traffic areas for safety. The problem is, mats can actually add to the tripping, falling or slipping risks. That’s because with regular foot or light-wheeled traffic (s

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Do you have a spill response plan?

Being prepared by having spill response equipment on-site is ideal.

But does your business have a spill response plan – beyond “to clean up”…?

Having a written plan can help to remove the panic of “what now?” when accidents happen and thin

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5 steps in responding to spills

We all know the saying “spills happen”… But does everyone in your business know how to respond to spills? Safely? Effectively? Knowing how to do so is vital to protect your staff from harmful releases of chemicals. It’s also crucial for the environment.


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Dealing With Leaks And Drips In High-traffic Areas

Leaks and drips are often just a fact of manufacturing life, but keeping high-traffic areas in factories looking good — and in safe condition — is completely possible.  

So what’s the best way to absorb drips or leaks so your floor doesn’t look dirty or isn&rs

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Do spill kits expire?

Spill kits aren’t quite like milk, but their components do expire. So how do you know if they have, indeed, “expired” when you haven’t even used it for years?

While spill kits themselves don’t hav

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Which liquids can the DrainBlocker block?

Hydrochloric acid is something you don’t really want down your drains. In fact, there are quite a few liquids that you don’t want gushing – or even trickling – into stormwater. Neither does the EPA.

Covering up nearby drains every time you do a machinery wash-down,

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Passive or active: what’s the best approach for spill containment?

“Active” and “passive” aren’t just options for sitting on the couch or going for a 5km run; they’re also terms in plans for “spill control and countermeasures” – which has its own acronym: SPCC.

deck or a pallet?

There are several factor

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How to keep your pallets longer?

Most of us know the saying “spreading the load”, and most of us know the outcome of doing so is “good”.

It applies in all sorts of situations: organising work Christmas parties, carrying boxes as your family moves house, and when storing and loading drums on your P

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Choose the right drain blocker

Basically, there are two main ways that drain blockers are used:

  • permanently, or
  • in an emergency

But firstly, who needs a drain blocker? Typically, businesses that transfer, stock or use hazardous materials and oils need a plan to prevent spills from headin

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5 tips to fireproof your small business

Businesses ignore fire safety and preparation to their peril.

The key to fire safety is being prepared. Everyone in the workplace should understand what risks there are, what to do to minimise them and what to do in the event of a fire emergency.

These five tips will help fireproo

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Your 10-point guide to spill kits: Part 2

Making a mess as an adult in the workplace is really not fun to clean up. That’s why spill kits  exist: by putting the right clean-up tools at your fingertips, they make clean up easier and far less stressful. Not to mentio

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Your 10-point guide to spill kits: Part 1

Making a mess when you’re a kid is fun — mainly because you don't care about cleaning it up. As an adult in the workplace… not so much fun… There really is no grown-up version of making mud pies indoors, but in case you do, there’s always the Pig absorbent Mat is the number-one mat in the world. Here are the two main ones:

1. Why make a mess to clean up a mess?

Many people believe clay is the best thing to use

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Why are absorbents in different colours?

Unlike fashion, absorbents don't come in different colours to give nice options. (Does blue look better under this fluoro lighting or pink?) The colours are a very quick way to tell what type of liquid that absorbent optimised to absorb. And in an emergency, “quick” is good&hellip

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Why are drain covers important?

Even if the closest waterway is kilometres away, there’s still a risk of polluting it – via your

stormwater drain. In the case of an accident, spilled liquids can run directly into the groundwater where they can easily get into waterways. Obviously, the resulting fines can &ld

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How to respond to spills

Despite being careful, spills can still happen. As soon as they happen, it’s what you do next that matters.

Even if you think “we’re too careful for spills”, it may not be you — it may be your equipment: a hydraulic line rupturing and spilling fluid all over

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3 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Spill Kit

Being ready and able for quick spill response is critical in keeping your employees safe, protecting the environment, preventing downtime, and complying with spill control regulations.

With all the different spill kit options out there, the choices can be overwhelming.  Spill kit con

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Do I need spill containment or secondary containment?

A: Yes.

On one hand, if you don’t have the second one, you definitely need the first one. But on the other hand, if you do have the second one, you should still have the first one anyway.
So, are you nodding in agreement or scratching your head an

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Need to be prepared for a spill?

Nailing Spill Planning and Training Requirements

Written emergency response plans identify the spill-prone areas in your facility and outline the course of action that will be taken in each area to mitigate a spill safely and effectively.   The details for each area

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Need to choose an absorbent?

Choose the Right Style of Absorbent

Absorbent mats, absorbent socks, absorbent booms, and more. There are so many choices of absorbents, it can seem a bit intimidating to pick a single one that’s best for your application. So, today, we’re going to help

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Spills: Should you absorb them, contain them or both?

It may sound crazy, but at New Pig, we hesitate when someone asks, “How many mats and socks will I need to absorb a 5,000-gallon spill?”

It’s not that we can’t do the math. We do know exactly how many mats and socks it would take. We also know how many pallets it w

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