Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control

The Hazardous Material Spill Prevention Control (HMPC) ordinance pertains to businesses that may have hazardous materials on site. Operations must submit a plan for each individual business site outlining the ways in which each operation will respond in the event of a hazardous material spill. The plan must be submitted by any business which manufactures, uses, or stores hazardous materials in minimum designated quantities at any of their operation’s locations. For businesses which have certain minimum quantities of hazardous materials on their business site, an HMPC Plan must be submitted to MSD.

Why Your Company Needs HMPC Safety Training

Fines up to $5,000 are possible without a submitted plan and/or following the developed HMPC plan. Safety Services Group provides training on what to do in the event of a spill, along with information on who to contact and guidelines on what employees should do to stop the leak while still remaining safe. Once the plan has been approved, the businesses will be responsible for implementing their plan, including the initiation of a training program for employees within their business. If there are any changes in the plan that occur, businesses must give prompt notice of these changes to the administering agency. Here’s what that process looks like:

  1. SSG completes the plan and submits it to MSD and other regulatory agencies
  2. SSG works with regulatory agencies to approve the plan
  3. SSG develops an implementation plan and training program that is covered with employees
  4. SSG reviews the plan and provides updates to agencies annually as required by regulation.

Safety Services Group tracks when the renewal submittals and fees are due to the regulatory agencies. We also take care of providing the information to you so a lapse in compliance does not occur.