Workplace spills can turn into a major hazard if you don’t address them immediately. Slips, trips, and falls are an ever-present danger without a coordinated gameplan to deal with spills. With recyclable absorbent mats and spill kits from Closed Loop Recycling, you always have the tools you need to clean up spills right away and keep your workplace safe.
Keeping the Workplace Safe and Clean
Clean workplaces are safe workplaces. Regularly cleaning your equipment and your workspace reduces the risk of workplace accidents. For businesses that experience frequent spills, cleaning up spilled liquids as swiftly as possible is crucial to prevent workers from injuring themselves.
According to the CDC, workplace falls commonly lead to injuries and are sometimes fatal. Workplace chemical spills also pose a safety threat to your business—chemical exposure can lead to irritation, illness, and cancer. If an employee spills a flammable or corrosive chemical, they risk starting a fire or ending up with severe chemical burns. Sometimes you can’t prevent spills, but you can prevent workplace injuries.
Using Spill Control Mats To Improve Safety
You can protect the health of your employees by giving them the tools they need to manage workplace spills. When employees have easy access to absorbent mats, towels, and rags, they are more likely to address spills immediately and prevent further issues. You can also take preventative measures by placing spill mats on areas that are likely to leak to absorb any liquid before it has the chance to become a safety hazard.
There are plenty of spill control mat options to choose from, and they each work best in specific applications. Spill control mats absorb a variety of liquids, including water, oil, chemicals, and coolants. CLR offers options designed to absorb oil, as well as spill kits to handle unexpected large spills.
Industrial Oil Absorbent Mats
Oil spills create a considerable hazard for workers because they are slippery and spread quickly. Once oil starts spreading on your floors, you have limited time to soak it up before workers risk injuring themselves in a slip and fall accident. Quilted pads work best immediately after a spill to get oil off the floor as quickly as possible.
If you’re looking for a mat option formulated specifically for oil spills, CLR provides durable oil-absorbent hydromats. These mats create an anti-slip surface after soaking up oil, so you can use them under oil containers to prevent slippery leakage. Another long-term preventative option is poly absorbent mats, which last much longer than disposable industrial mats.
If you experience frequent oil spills in your facility, you should keep a supply of oil-absorbent pads at hand to prevent, contain, and soak up oil spills. Absorbent floor mats are an easy, cost-effective way to prevent slip-and-fall accidents and improve your company’s safety record.
Sometimes a spill is too much for a few mats to handle. When you need a quick solution for a potentially dangerous spill, prepackaged spill kits come with various materials to absorb and contain liquids. Spill kits typically include three product types: socks (to dam the spill first and ensure it doesn’t continue to grow), large mats (for the bulk of the spill), and small mats (to fill in the gaps after large mats are utilized).
Most spill kits are used once and then disposed of via landfill or incineration. If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly option, CLR creates customized, fully recyclable spill kits for various types of non-hazardous workplace liquids. After you use a CLR spill kit to address a large spill, our team will collect the used absorbents, launder them for reuse, and recycle the collected liquid.
Partner With CLR to Improve Workplace Safety
At Closed Loop Recycling, we understand the importance of keeping work areas clean and employees safe. Even a small spill in a high-traffic area could lead to multiple workplace injuries. That’s why we offer heavy-duty recyclable absorbent mats that soak up spills before they create safety issues. With the right tools from CLR, your employees can prevent and manage spills with ease.
Our team prioritizes safety, sustainability, and efficiency. We offer recycling solutions for personal protective equipment (PPE), absorbents, and material storage and disposal. Operating a green workplace doesn’t have to be complicated—CLR cleans and maintains your supply of recyclables so you can focus on keeping your workplace safe.
Start your green journey by partnering with CLR today. Contact us to learn more about how our recyclable absorbents can save you money, improve workplace safety, and help the environment.