Thursday, 27 January 2011

Absorbing Environmental Damage

Absorbent pads are typically used to clean up spills in a particular environment. An oil spill is the spread of liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. Oil spills often occur in offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, and other industrial establishments which involve the use of large amounts of the substance. Dealing with oil spills can be done effectively with the use of absorbent pads.
The occurrence of a spill from industrial establishments can produce a number of untoward effects in the environment. The entry of chemical pollutants and runoff in a community's water supply in the event of a spill would present serious health and environmental hazards. Planning for and preventing these hazardous spills is therefore essential. Establishments that produce or work with these materials should consider which best drain protection their facilities would require. Cleaning up with the use of absorbent pads can go a long way in keeping the environment safe from the harmful effects of oil spills.
For instance, the materials of the spill tend to penetrate into the constitution bird feathers. And since birds have the habit of preening, they often ingest the oil that is on their feathers, which in turn leads to digestive tract irritation, altered liver function, and kidney damage. Oil in bird's feathers also diminishes their flight capabilities, as well as their ability to escape from predators and forage for food.
In responding to an oil spill, the immediate concern is to minimize the overall impact the spill may have on natural and economic resources. The various types of resources and their degree of importance will affect the kind of response options to be used. Moreover, the general impact of the oil spill would have to be determined as well.
The process in selecting the appropriate response methods should take into account the potential of each method to minimize the environmental consequences of the spill. The result of this selection should be the implementation of the particular method that reduces consequences in the given situation most effectively. The environmental consequences of a spill generally depend on the particulars of the spill that occurred. Some of these would be as the type and amount of oil, the area in which where the spill occurred, weather conditions, and the effectiveness of the response methods that are used. It is crucial that those involved in the planning and cleaning efforts should discuss and develop the various resource protection priorities. As much as possible this should be included in during contingency planning, to limit any time that may be lost during the actual response.
The pursuit of maintaining safety, productivity and cleanliness in the workplace should remain a top priority for establishments. In this regard, DAWG has endeavored to provide products and services over the course of more than twenty years. From its beginnings as a small spill control company, DAWG has become a large multi-brand supplier of products which are specially made for industrial safety, personal protection and building maintenance. DAWG offers a variety of oil absorbent pads that provide security and protection specific to a particular establishment
DAWG is a leading provider of Oil Absorbentsfirst aid kits, spill containment units, face masks and drum liners. We specialize in keeping your facility cleaner, safer and more productive.