Who needs secondary containment?

Secondary containment is a safeguard, a way of preventing accidental, hazardous compounds or waste from getting into the soil or water.  Secondary containment is different from primary containment since it prevents issues after primary containment (e.g. IBC tote, storage tank, a drum/barrel) fails to safeguard fully against leaks.  

However, "hazardous compounds" come in all shapes and sizes. If you use chemicals of any kind, you need secondary containment to save your business from scurrility and the earth from toxic waste.  The answer to the question Who needs secondary containment? may surprise you. The fact is if your company or you store hazardous materials, chemicals, and/or hazardous wastes you need secondary containment systems in place to meet regulations and remain in compliance of OSHA or EPA laws. 

The lis below is not complete, rather it's meant to illustrate the vast necessity of secondary containment and what types of businesses and individuals should consider FastMat.

  • Employees on an oil rig

  • Medical employees who dispose of medical waste

  • Distributers who deal with film

  • Disel truck drivers

  • Oil quick change employees

  • Pool owners

  • Mechanics

  • Forklift operators

  • Lawn-mower repair employees

  • Paint facility employees

  • Lab technicians

  • Porta Potty installers

  • Construction workers