Spill contamination and liability can cost you everything without a contingency plan in place
Hudson, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
Spill Center, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, discusses the value of spill planning in its latest podcast on spill management. Tom Moses, president of Spill Center, offers sound advice on how to prepare a detailed contingency plan designed to help improve the spill readiness of any company at risk for environmental spills.
“Planning a spill?” Mr. Moses asks. “Perhaps you should be!” he relates. “Any business can become a spill generator. Being prepared to respond quickly and efficiently is the best way to limit your liability. It all starts with contingency planning to map out spill-handling instructions for every activity where a spill might occur – on the road or at home,” he maintains.
In the podcast, he discusses the importance of having spill kits, tools, materials and contact information for environmental agencies at the ready. “As part of your spill planning, it is wise to learn all the reporting requirements for every jurisdiction in which you have facilities and where your trucks travel,” Mr. Moses advises.
He also addresses driver training and the spill generator’s responsibility to contain the leak, clean it up, remediate the site and, of primary importance, to report the spill to regulatory authorities. He notes that some jurisdictions have narrow reporting windows – an hour or two after an incident. And fines and penalties for noncompliance with reporting regulations can be stiff.
He also talks about the value of lining up outside resources and experts as part of your spill emergency team. “I suggest that you line up experts in environmental claims management that can provide assistance with technical and legal aspects associated with spills when you need assistance.”
Listen to the new podcast at spillcenter.podomatic.com, where you can also "Become a Follower" of Spill Center’s podcasts to get updated when new installments come out. At the site, you can also listen to previous Spill Center Podcasts.
Spill Center is a nationwide, 24-hour emergency resource dedicated to reducing environmental liability for companies that become spill generators. With a single call or visit to the Spill Center website, http://www.spillcenter.net, spill generators can tap into Spill Center’s expertise at finding qualified cleanup contractors, completing required regulatory reporting and thoroughly documenting spill events.
As the leading and most trusted environmental claims management company in North America, Spill Center helps fixed-facilities, shippers, transporters, chemical companies and insurers to control costs and limit liability arising from accidental releases of hazardous materials, diesel fuel and other regulated substances.
The company’s expertise in spill management and environmental claims handling has helped hundreds of clients in the transportation, chemical and insurance industries. They count on Spill Center to help get past spill incidents and avoid fines and penalties for non-compliance with reporting regulations.
For more information on Spill Center’s program of services, visit the company website at http://www.spillcenter.net or call Tom at Spill Center headquarters in Hudson, Mass. at 978-568-1922. Email him at tmoses(at)spillcenter(dot)net.