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Environmental Spill Control Risk & Assessment Program

Have you identified the environmental hazards at your facility and do you have the necessary systems and procedures in place to control them?

As Per The OH&S Act (Ontario Fire Code Part 4):

A spill control procedure shall be approved and implemented for any occupancy where flammable or combustible liquids are stored, handled, processed or used.

The Spill Control Procedure Shall Include:

  • Suitable operating procedures to prevent leaks and spills from piping, pumps, storage tanks or process vessels,
  • Ventilation,
  • Control of ignition sources,
  • Spill containment and cleanup (such as dikes and spill control products),
  • Personal protective clothing or equipment that should be used (such as rubber gloves, rubber boots and self-contained breathing apparatus),
  •  Handling and disposal of waste in accordance with the Ministry of Environment and energy requirements,
  • Chain of command including notification of affected agencies and management,
  • A preventive maintenance program, and training for new staff within 3 months of their being hired and for experienced staff every 6 months.

Spill control procedures shall be prominently posted and maintained where flammable or combustible liquids are stored, handled, processed or used.

An ICSS assessment, audit and report will provide you with recommendations for your program and all the products/equipment/training you require to ensure your compliance with all local, provincial, federal and corporate standards.

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