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  • David WoottenIt’s time for a new spill-control program. Here’s why.

    Even with the best engineered controls in place, chemical spills happen. While some may be minor, others can be deadly. In fact, between 40 and 50 Canadian work-related fatalities come as a result of exposure to hazardous chemicals each year. Another 2,500 workers file lost-time claims for the same reason. With over 400 million tons of dangerous chemicals being produced annually, odds are that accidents are bound to occur.

    Now, you might be thinking, “I’ve got nothing to worry about. I have an entire tub of spill absorbent ready in my facility.” That’s great! But, unfortunately it’s not always enough. The truth is that not all spill absorbents are made equal. In fact, a huge amount of spill control products on the market don’t do a thorough job and leave lingering fumes and slippery residue behind, even after you think that the spill has been resolved. On top of that, there are often hefty backend environmental disposal costs charged to ensure the waste is properly disposed of.

    Today I wanted to try my hand at blogging to explain why when it comes to spill control, two products can be better than one. In fact, the combination of the products I’m about to discuss is the safest and most efficient method of managing chemical spills that we offer. Companies like NASA and Collins Aerospace depend on these Prevor products as an integral part of their spill protection programs. Here’s why these companies are trusting them, and why you should too:

    Trivorex

    Bottle of trivorex by prevor

    In short, Trivorex is a universal neutralizing absorbent that’s designed to tackle all types of liquid chemicals. But, it doesn’t stop there. Trivorex offers a single-product response that ensures a safe and efficient cleanup process – a truly unique feature which you won’t find with other absorbents. Here are some of the advantages which sets Trivorex apart from the rest:

    • It has a built-in pH indicator that helps you identify whether you’re dealing with a basic or acidic chemical.
    • It rapidly suppresses dangerous chemical vapours.
    • It quickly declassifies hazardous solutions into non-hazardous ones.
    • And, it leaves surfaces dry, eliminating the need for spill pads.

    Don’t just take my word for it though. Here’s a great demonstration we put together to show you the power of Trivorex in real time:

    Le Vert

    Le vert by prevorHaving a spill absorbent for flat surfaces is one thing, but what do you do when a chemical spills or splashes onto vertical surfaces like expensive equipment, hydraulics or on a worker’s protective clothing? Le Vert is a great solution. This chemical decontamination fluid neutralizes acidic and basic chemical products quickly and efficiently. Just like with Trivorex, Le Vert helps suppress chemical fumes and protects against secondary contamination. Here are some of its unique features:

    • It quickly suppresses chemical vapours making cleaning up much safer and easier, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
    • It helps prevent the degradation of expensive manufacturing equipment.
    • It neutralizes and contains chemical run off.
    • It can be used to safely decontaminate chemical protective clothing prior to being removed by a worker, eliminating their risk of exposure.

    Why You Should Make the Move to Prevor

    Together, the two are a match made in heaven – or, maybe a chemist’s dream lab. Either way, when used in tandem, these products are safe, easy to use and will quickly declassify dangerous chemicals from a hazardous to a non-hazardous state, making clean ups far safer.

    If you have questions about these products or developing best practices for your organization, be sure to give me a call or write to me at David.Wootten@levitt-safety.com. Interested in a free, on-site demo for these Prevor solutions? Set it up here!


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    Chemicals Le Vert Prevor spill control Trivorex

    David Wootten | National Prevor Product Manager