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CHEMICAL SPILLS AND OTHER LEAKS

Loading & storage area

The most common accidents occurring in the loading area: bad connection between hoses, a chemical tank overflow or a container fall. In all cases, hazardous products are spilled on the floor or contaminate the equipment (machines, walls, supports and other containers).

Production & maintenance

In this step, the chemical distribution system can be manual or automated. On a supply network, accidents will generally be leaks on the floor from pipes, distribution valves, chemical or retention baths etc... There may also be machine oil leaks and chemical spills during scheduled or emergency maintenance.

Water and effluent treatment

During the water treatment process, flocculants polymers are used to increase filtration and clarification efficacy. These flocculants are not usually considered hazardous chemicals. However, when flocculants are combined with water, they can render the floor slippery and cause accidents.