Controlling Risk of Pollution Events with Spill Preparedness Practices

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shutterstock_141865642 - CopyRisk management is crucial to the success of any business, especially one threatened by risks involving hazardous materials, petroleum products and other regulated substances that can cause significant pollution events. Do you know the extent of your company’s exposure? Storage tanks can leak. Hazardous waste can cause a pollution event. Issues with contaminated historical landfill can surface. Trucks can crash and release diesel fuel and hazardous cargo. Environmental liability can be significant and very costly for companies that are not prepared to handle these incidents quickly and efficiently.

If you haven’t surveyed your operations and facilities lately to identify and assess the risks having the potential to threaten your business, now is the time to take a close look and prepare a contingency plan to prepare for the worst. In the event of a release requiring environmental cleanup and incident reporting, you’ll be in a position to put the plan into action to contain costs and limit potential liability related to the spill.

Whether outsourcing or working in-house, a vital part of your spill preparedness is being aware of the risks that can impact your business – and being prepared to deal with them 24/7. For information on spill preparedness and spill management, contact us at