Understanding what to do in a chemical spill is a vital part of many industries. Obvious examples include the fuel and oil industry or suppliers of paints or coatings. But many other industries use chemicals that are problematic if spilled, including the health and beauty industry, laboratories, laundry detergent manufacturers and leather processing plants to name just a small selection.
Oil spills have a devastating effect on the environment. With large oil companies operating around the world, the risk of oil spills is greater than ever. Oil spills in the last several decades have disrupted reef ecosystems, wildlife breeding grounds and coastal environments. Food chains become unbalanced and reduced growth of species occurs in the local ecosystem.
Oil is one of the most important resources in the modern era. However, oil spills impact the environment and local ecosystems which can lead to irreversible effects. With today’s technology, there are lots of options to help prevent and clean up oil spills. Here at Ecospill, we have a dedicated team to ensure our spill kits are of the highest quality and are compliant with industry regulations. In this article, we take a closer look at 10 of the largest oil spills in history.
There are several key differences between sediment control and erosion control. Erosion control aims to reduce and prevent the erosion of soil from repetitive impacts such as raindrops and sheet flow. Whereas sediment control deals with sediment that becomes displaced or shifted. In this blog, we discuss the importance of these control measures, the difference between erosion and sediment movement, and the control methods that you can apply.
Coir is a natural fibre that comes from coconut husk, and it’s one of the core materials in ship ropes because of its strength, durability and resistance to water damage. It is now commonly used for erosion control by placing coir logs on the banks of water bodies. Coir logs are an excellent tool for restricting erosion while allowing the environment to flourish and stabilise the ground.
The hazards of cleaning chemicals are easy to overlook and mismanage due to their commonplace use in our personal and professional lives. You don’t have to be in the cleaning industry to be impacted by hazardous cleaning chemicals in your workplace. Their handling and storage must be planned for and organised to ensure the safety of your staff and work environment.
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Chemicals are present in many workplaces, from laboratories to office environments. Chemicals are hazardous and can be deadly when misused or in the case of an incident. Chemical use ranges from one workplace to the next. Some chemicals are for production. Others are for cleaning purposes. They can also be to lubricate equipment or to […]
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