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.