chemical spill Articles

  • Characteristics of urban chemical spills in Southern Ontario

    Thousands of chemical spills occur as a result of accidents or natural disasters each year worldwide and have the potential to harm human health and the environment. More than 700 recorded chemical spills involving more than 1,000 types of chemical occur every year in Southern Ontario, resulting in multiple environmental impacts. This paper presents characteristics of urban chemical spills ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Makes SpillFix The Better Absorbent Product?

    What is your go-to absorbent product? For many people working at garages or on industrial sites, when looking to clean up a liquid spill their go-to absorbent product is one of the popular brand clay based solutions. However, the truth is that clay absorbent products are usually not easy to use and pose a number of safety-related risks when used improperly. We believe that when it comes to ...

  • ChemSIS - first choice for the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    The Counter Pollution Branch of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has a duty to respond to chemical spills in UK waters. Spill models are important tools to enable effective spill management and ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen ...

  • X-Ray Radiographic Investigation of Perchloroethylene Migration at the Livingston Derailment Site

    X-ray radiography of soil cores was used as the primary test method to determine the reasons for the permeation of perchloroethylene into apparently impermeable clay layers at a hazardous chemical spill site. X-ray powder diffractometry, scanning electron microscopy, and chemical analysis were also performed to characterize the materials and structures observed in the soil cores through X ...


    By ASTM International

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures

    The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of challenges and onsite dangers. With a chemical release, the ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Development of short, acute exposure hazard estimates: A tool for assessing the effects of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    Management decisions aimed at protecting aquatic resources following accidental chemical spills into rivers and coastal estuaries require estimates of toxic thresholds derived from realistic spill conditions: acute pulse exposures of short duration (h), information which often is unavailable. Most existing toxicity data (median lethal concentration or median effective concentration) come from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Florida hospital makes MSDSs easier to understand for employees

    With more than 4,000 chemical-specific Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) on file, Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., began looking for a way to more efficiently manage its hazardous chemicals. The facility had traditionally archived the MSDSs in 28 binders. The content of the sheets was far too technical for the facility's 2,000 employees to understand quickly in the event of a chemical spill ...

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Suitability of Photoionisation Detectors (PIDs) for HAZMAT response

    The ability of a photoionisation detector (PID) to measure low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) makes them a vital tool in the decision making process following a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incident. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, chemical spill or other incident involving hazardous materials there are many unknown factors. The speed at which these can be identified is ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Preparing your company for a hazardous spill

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    By Verisk 3E

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Tiger Select benzenedetector assists chemical spill clean-up

    The chemical industry has seen four major chemical incidents take place over recent times. On March 17th two ITC tanks caught fire in Deer Park, Texas, with five more catching fire just 12 hours later. Just a few days later, the Xiangshui chemical plant suffered an explosion which resulted in the death of 78 people while severely injuring 94. On April 2, a leak caused a fire at the KMCO plant in ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • The chemical aquatic fate and effects database (CAFE), a tool that supports assessments of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database is a centralized repository that allows for rapid and unrestricted access to data. Information in CAFE is integrated into a user‐friendly tool with modules containing fate and effects data for 32,377 and 4,498 chemicals, respectively, with toxicity data summarized in species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) with associated 1st and 5th ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Environmental research and development in nanotechnology

    Maintaining and improving soil, water, and air quality represent some of the most formidable challenges facing global society in the 21st century. Pollutants from such diverse sources as oil and chemical spills, pesticide and fertiliser runoff, abandoned industrial and mining sites, and airborne gaseous and particulate matter from automobiles exacerbate the situation on a daily basis. Detecting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Deaths & injuries attributable to HazCom: will a federal prescription save lives?

    This past spring, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training convened an historic hearing that could have profound implications for the future of hazard communications (HazCom) in the workplace. A standing-room-only assembly of industry representatives, professional lobbyists and others packed a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to wit- ness this first step ...

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