Part of making smart spill decisions is not buying more absorbent than you need. Not every job requires long-term durability or heavy-duty strength. Sometimes you need an absorbent that will let you get in, do the job, and get out. Universal Pads are the ideal solution for quick clean up jobs, sprays and leaks or general spills around the workplace.
Thanks to the quick absorbency, Universal pads begin to work as soon as they touch the liquid, resulting in less wicking time and faster cleanup. Sonic bonded dimples added to universal pads add to the wicking power and offer a sturdier pad that won’t break down from use. Universal pads are perforated to allow you to tear pads into different sizes based on your application.
Universal Pads are grey for general use, they can absorb both oil-and water-based liquids. They grey color hides dirt and grime, making them great for jobs where they need to be left in place, such as being used for a tool mat or for catching leaks and drips. Absorbent Pads are also available in White or Blue for oil-only, or yellow for hazmat applications.
Universal Pads help you comply with OSHA regulations:
29 CFR 1910.107(b)(3) – If floors in a spray booth or work area are combustible, they “shall be covered with noncombustible material of such character as to facilitate the safe cleaning and removal of residues.”
29 CFR 1910.107(g)(2) – OSHA requires spraying areas to be “kept as free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible residues as practical.”
29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1) – Under an OSHA requirement, “DOT-specified salvage drums or containers and suitable quantities of proper absorbents shall be kept available and used in areas where spills, leaks, or ruptures may occur.”
29 CFR 1910.1450(e) – OSHA requires containment and cleanup materials for spills in laboratories to reduce occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.
29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2) – Floors in your workplace should be, “maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a dry condition.”
49 CFR 173.3(c)(2) – The area between a container and a salvage drum used for overpacking must have “sufficient cushioning and absorption material to prevent excessive movement of the damaged package and to eliminate the presence of any free liquid at the time the salvage drum is closed.”