Posted by: Green Knight | July 7, 2010

Oil Cleanup Residues

at the Safety Council open house (see below), an attendee asked me if soaking up the

petroleum with pet- fur clippings or hay really works. it does… think about how

greasy your hair gets after no shower for a couple days. but there’s the flammability

hazard to consider. the US Dept. of Transportation even has a hazard ID number,

UN 1327, for hay or straw that’s “wet, damp, or contaminated with oil.” in the right

confined conditions, you can have a combustible dust explosion. so soaking it up is

just step one…ya gotta handle the used absorbents carefully as well.


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