While items like 55-gallon drums and large volume tanks will typically require specialized equipment for secondary containment, many businesses have smaller quantities of products on hand that need to be contained.
Items such as quart and gallon-size containers of oil, paints, thinners and other fluids are common, along with 5-gallon tubs. These smaller volume containers can often be provided secondary containment using everyday items such as boot trays and storage totes.
For example, to provide containment for quart and gallon paint cans on shelving, the common boot tray can be used. Simply place the tray on the shelf and place the cans in the boot tray.
For larger items like 5-gallon tubs, a sturdy storage tote (without the lid) can be used. Place the tubs inside the tote, but be sure not to stack them too high to prevent accidentally knocking them over.
These solutions are easily obtained from many ‘big box’ stores as well as online, and provide an economical way of containing small chemical volumes.