Congratulations to our team supporting the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for receiving the Green Sustainability Award of Excellence. Our team led the charge helping CDC to upgrade their spill cabinets across all campuses (Atlanta, GA; Fort Collins, CO; San Juan, PR), which now include a more sustainable material called Trivorex ®. This highly absorbent substance helps neutralize chemicals, reducing human risk. Not only is Trivorex ® better for the environment, it is also more durable with a longer life span. Our team took the lead in preparing 155 cabinets, then distributing 135 throughout the CDC campuses. By purchasing the material in bulk, the team is saving the client 58% in purchasing and shipping costs. This was a massive undertaking that our team of experienced safety specialists was able to execute in a timely manner. In addition, with the estimated savings on waste removal, the cabinets will pay for themselves within two years. As an added bonus, our team helped upgrade the spill cabinet’s gloves to give laboratorians better dexterity and comparable protection at a reduced cost. The orange Nitrile gloves pictured below are twice the thickness of a normal Nitrile surgical glove, and provide good protection for poisons, acids and bases. The clear gloves were designed for NASA to use for solvents which are used heavily by CDC’s laboratorians. Combined, these new gloves save the client even more in material cost.

Metal cabinet reads Chemical Spill Control Center

New spill cabinet.

Open cabinet holds containers of chemicals, several bags, and a dust pan

Trivorex ® (lower left) a chemical neutralizer now included in each spill cabinet.

Two rubber gloves: one orange and one clear.

The new gloves are highly protective for a lower cost.

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