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4 important reasons to make sure your cleaner or degreaser is eco safe

Are the cleaning and degreasing products in your workplace eco safe? These types of chemical products are likely to end up in drains from waste water run-off. Eventually they make their way into waterways such as streams and rivers, and ultimately to the sea. Here are 4 important reasons to make sure that the chemical […]

Chemical toxicity and assumed safety

Like many people, you may assume that the chemicals found in your home and work-place are safe. Chemicals appear in almost everything you interact with on a daily basis. From personal care products such as shampoo and toothpaste, to furniture, carpet, wall paint, cleaning products, adhesives and solvents. It seems reasonable to assume that if […]

n-Hexane Brake Cleaner & Nerve Damage in Vehicle Workshops

Maintenance engineers and mechanics world-wide are at an unusually high risk of nerve damage from n-Hexane based cleaners and degreasers. n-Hexane is a solvent that damages nerves. Long term exposure to the chemical can lead to permanent numbness, tingling, weakness and reduced sensitivity. The effects of n-Hexane are most acute in peripheral areas such as […]

Workplace responsibility – Toxic parts cleaning solvents

It is the responsibility of every workplace to be aware of all chemical toxins and hazards in order to evaluate and manage the risks to workers, and others who may be exposed. For every hazard identified there must be a plan for managing it. Parts cleaning solvents may contain a range of particularly harmful substances […]

National Park Truck & Equipment Washdown | Better oil water separation for better environmental outcomes

National park rangers and maintenance staff based in Nowra, NSW faced some significant wastewater challenges at one of their vehicle and equipment wash bays. By changing their cleaning and degreasing products, park managers were able to stop the release of oily waste into the environment, reduce water usage and eliminate toxic chemicals altogether. The Situation […]

A Non Toxic Alternative to Traditional Oil Spill Dispersants

A Non Toxic Alternative to Traditional Dispersants With strong evidence suggesting that chemical oil spill dispersants may be causing far more damage than they prevent the search is on for better methods to clean up oil spills. Developments in non-toxic surfactant technology are now opening up new doors in oil spill response methods. These methods […]

Removing Toxic Butyl Cellosolve From Train Cleaning Operations | Major Australian Mining Company

  With the help of Envirofluid, a major Australian mining company identified and mitigated a major health risk and sustainability hazard associated with its rail operation. In line with emerging national WHS standards it achieved this result at the top of the risk control hierarchy by substituting dangerous products with safe ones thus removing the […]

Five Important Questions You Need to Ask About Your Biodegradable Cleaning Product

  When you see the word “Biodegradable” on a cleaning product label, it feels good to know you have made a choice that will benefit the environment. Biodegradability means the contents of the cleaner you chose will break down quickly and naturally without causing harm to people or the environment, right?  Unfortunately the truth is […]