Spill Containment Equipment From A Plus Warehouse Protects Environment And Workplace
Spill containment is vital to protecting the environment and mitigating hazardous spills is a federal requirement as well,” says Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. “Even if spilling oil in your factory were allowed, would you want hazardous, slippery liquids close to your powered equipment? Spill containment is the logical way to keep your workplace safe.”
A Plus Warehouse’s new spill containment supplies include spill pillows, spill socks, sorbents, spill control pallets, spill control funnels, and all-in-one spill control kits. Their complete spill response kits are equipped with all the absorption supplies needed to absorb emergency oil, acid, base, solvent, and/or toxin spills, including: socks, pillows, Super Sorbent, and disposal bags. Most of their general purpose socks and pillows are reusable, biodegradable, and cannot be incinerated. In addition to spill pillows and spill socks, A Plus Warehouse also carries catch basins, aggressive pads and rolls, and oil-only pads and rolls.
“Spill containment goes beyond cleaning up spills, it also involves preventing spills with careful storage of containers containing oil and other liquids,” says Stairman. “Our spill control pallets help with storing of drums and containers to help your facility’s floors stay cleaner and drier.”
A Plus Warehouse’s spill control pallets include portable containment pallets, multi-purpose drum stackers, containment caddies, hazmat accumulation centers, two- and four-drum hardcover’s with spill pallets, and portable secondary containment vessels.
In addition to their wide selection of spill containment equipment and supplies, A Plus Warehouse carries a large variety of complementing materials handling equipment, including drums and drum equipment (drum grabbers, heaters, lifters, pumps, etc.), lift trucks, ladders, matting, hand trucks, waste handling equipment, safety equipment and more.
Cargill Convenes Food Safety Panel
Cargill Inc. has convened a panel of food safety specialists to review the company’s ground turkey food safety practices after it recalled 36 million lb. of ground turkey last month, according to an announcement.
Cargill initiated the recall and shut down ground turkey production at its plant in Springdale, Ark., after being informed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that CDC was investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to ground turkey (Feedstuffs, Aug. 8). CDC said the turkey had been traced to one processing plant but did not identify the company or plant.
Cargill later resumed production after developing an enhanced food safety strategy for ground turkey production (Feedstuffs, Aug. 22).
However, “we are leaving no stone unturned,” Steve Willardsen, president of the Cargill turkey business, says in reference to the food safety panel. He states the new food safety steps have been endorsed by the US Department of Agriculture, but the food safety panel “will help us assess and validate” those measures.
He says the panel will evaluate the entire production process, from growouts through ground turkey production.
The panel will consist of:
Dr. Michael Doyle, a food microbiologist at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety;
Dr. Craig W. Hedberg, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota division of environmental health sciences, and
Dr. Barbara J. Masters, a veterinarian and senior policy adviser at the law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz and a former administrator of the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Willardsen says Cargill will “share” best practices emerging from its food safety efforts with its other turkey processing plants, and a spokesperson said significant food safety findings will be shared with other processors.