Category: Industrial spill
Dangerous goods storage cabinets are necessary for the safe and secure storage of flammable liquids and gases, as well as toxic, oxidising, organic, combustible, and corrosive substances and peroxides. Having them inside premises is not only to ensure a safe workplace, but also to meet national and local standards and requirements.
If you maintain a facility that deals with these, choosing the right dangerous goods storage cabinet is important. Consider these factors.
Sulfuric Acid Spill (In the event of battery acid leakage)
- Neutralize the spill with soda ash or baking soda. Use 1 pound of baking soda to 1 gallon of water.
- The acid reaction is complete when it stops fizzing. Make certain that the acid is neutralized by checking the pH is neutral between 6 and 8.
- Absorb neutralized material onto clay or other absorbent material, if necessary. If the spill is very large, contain the spill with earth or clay dikes.
- Brush under the battery connectors and remove all grime. Rinse the residue from the battery with clean water with a hose.
- Report the incident to your supervisor.
- Determine proper disposal by contacting local environmental authorities.