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Spill Prevention

Spill PreventionOn occasion, hazardous spills do occur.  However, there are steps that all Airport employees can take to minimize or eliminate their impact.  These include:

  1. Ensuring that large containers (55 gallons or more) that are used to store hazardous substances are placed in a secondary containment.  Examples of containment include spill pallets, double walled tanks and storage areas surrounded by berms or trench drains.  
  2. Ensuring that smaller containers are stored away from storm drains, inside cabinets or lockers, if possible, and with lids tightly fastened.
  3. Storing all containers holding hazardous substances indoors, or underneath an overhang if an indoor location is not available.  In addition, containers should not be stacked on top of each other, in order to prevent them from falling over during an earthquake or if bumped by equipment.
  4. Performing routine inspections on vehicles and equipment and conducting required maintenance work in a timely fashion.  Perform maintenance work indoors if possible and use drip pans to capture spilled fluids.
  5. Storing vehicles and equipment indoors, if possible, when not in active use and placing drips pans underneath them to catch leaking fluids.
  6. Ensuring that an adequately stocked spill kit is kept on site near the hazardous substance storage location.  All employees should be familiar with the location of the spill kits.

For more information, view the PDF iconSpill Prevention Control and Countermeasure  (SPCC) Fact Sheet.

Complete the SPCC Training Sign-Off Sheet.

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