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If you are a novice or veteran of environmental regulations, you are aware that spill berms play a large role in keeping with compliance requirements. One might think that the berm came to light during the early years of the EPA, but that is not the case. The first drip pan, or spill berm was patented in 1909 by Muir C Smyth. The original spill berm was used to keep the engine oil inside automobiles from spewing on to the streets. This first berm was made from sheet metal and attached to the undercarriage of a car.
There have been many iterations of spill containers, yet they all have a single-minded purpose: keep liquids that might harm the environment from reaching the ground, or ground water. The EPA has implemented many “Acts” that have mandated a stricter and stricter adherence to regulations. Violators have had to pay hefty fines and face shutdowns until the spills have been cleaned and proper secondary containment is put in place.
According to the EPA’s own site, in 2015 over $404 million was levied as fines and penalties against companies, and more than $7 billion in investments were spent on activities to remediate clean up and control further polluting. Additionally, the criminal program branch of the EPA netted $4 billion in court-required projects and sent criminal defendants to more than 129 years’ of collective imprisonment.
So what does that have to do with spill berms, you might be asking? Do not risk fines, or imprisonment by cutting corners with your spill prevention and protection program. It is a hazardous environment doing business these days. The EPA is not shy about putting any company on their yearly wall of shame, or calling out and jailing individuals involved with a major spill or infraction.
When you purchase and deploy spill berms, you are trusting that the manufacturer has done their due diligence. Safety, reliability, integrity, and performance history are all things that need to be addressed before you decide to place your trust in something as simple as a piece of liquid-impervious fabric with sides holding it up. That spill berm is your first line of defense between your operation, a big fine, a shutdown or worse.
AIRE Industrial has your back. We have been in the berm business for over 15 years, and take our obligation to you seriously. All the spill berms we manufacture and sell are rigorously tested before leaving our facility. The people that work on insuring the berms superior capability go through intensive and ongoing training. The fabric is tested for performance, and the machines that weld the seams are state of the art.
Everything is on the line when it comes to compliance. Your spill berm choice is one of the most important decisions that you might ever make. Take the time to get to know your containment provider, ask them about their record and their commitment to you and their product. Call us for a consultation concerning your compliance coverage.