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How Often Should You Change Your Storm Drain Filters?

Storm drain filters are the easy solution for keeping waste out of the water system. But these filters only work their best for so long before you need to replace them. There are a few telltale signs that it’s time to replace your storm drain filter. Sediment buildup — If there is one-quarter of an […]

Don’t Fall For It: Prevent Slip-and-Fall Injuries with Stair Treads

You want your workers to be safe — of course you do. But it isn’t just compassion that makes workplace safety important. Non-fatal workplace injuries hurt your business and your bottom line, too. In fact, it’s been estimated that employers pay out almost $1 billion per week for workers’ compensation costs alone. And that’s not […]

Hand Wringers: Save Money, Materials, and the Environment

How do you get more out of your absorbents? How do you create efficiency and reduce waste? Too often, companies lose material because of their inability to retrieve it after it’s been absorbed. This prevents those companies from meeting environmental standards by forcing them to waste fluids when they could be recycling them. Solve this […]

See a Spill? Wipe It Up Fast!

No matter how hard you work to prevent spills, some are just inevitable. The best thing you can do to be prepared for spills is to have the proper cleanup equipment in place and ready to go in case of a problem. Your cleanup equipment will vary based on your facility and your needs, but […]

With Industrial Floor Mats, You Can Keep Trucking Along

A mat is a mat — right? Wrong! Although we rarely pay much attention to the mats scattered around our homes and our workplaces, each performs a particular function to make the facility safer. Good housekeeping OSHA 1910.22 requires good housekeeping around the workplace. This includes the requirements that “the floor of every workroom shall […]

Which Floor Dry Absorbent Should I Use On A Spill?

When you have a non-aggressive fluid spill, do you know which floor dry absorbent will take care of the problem? The answer depends on what was spilled — and, of course, how much. Familiarize yourself with the different kinds of granular sorbents in order to ensure that when you have a non-aggressive fluid spill, you’re […]

What Is an “Approved” Safety Can — and Which Type Do You Need?

When you store flammable or combustible liquids — such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel, propane, isopropyl alcohol, and various oils — at your worksite, you can’t just use any container. OSHA regulations state that when flammable liquids are stored inside a building, they must either be in a storage room, in closed metal containers in a […]

Absorbent Pad or Pillow: Which Do You Use — and When?

In any workplace where liquids are used — be they oils, chemicals, water, or other substances — employees have to be prepared to clean up leaks and spills. To make your spill cleanups quicker and safer, you can use any of a number of absorbent products, such as those available at AbsorbentsOnline.com. Two of the […]

Which Is Better for Incidental Spills: Shop Rags or Absorbent Pads?

Ah, yes — the good old-fashioned shop rag. They’re a convenient way to clean up incidental spills and prevent slip-and-fall injuries, reusing them can help your business’s sustainability efforts, and they never go out of style! But cloth rags can only absorb a limited amount of spilled liquid. In a shop or garage where minor […]

Do Anti-Fatigue Mats Really Work?

Jobs that require long periods of standing on a hard surface can be hazardous to worker health, causing fatigue and other problems such as back, foot, and leg pain as well as headaches. This, in turn, can have a detrimental effect on productivity. Anti-fatigue mats are constructed to provide a cushion that improves a worker’s […]