Good morning community,
I need your help!
We had an incident last night at our plant. We manufacture composite cans and one of the forklift operators hit a fire extinguisher. The extinguisher was punctured and the contents was released into the plant. We shut down production immediately, destroyed all exposed product and materials, and allowed the material to settle overnight.
We contacted the local fire department to get instructions on clean-up. They said we did the right thing by getting people out of the environment and allowing the material to settle. Then we could sweep up the mess.
We are in the process this morning of wiping down all machinery with warm soapy water, followed by a wipe down with alcohol. The floors have been gone over with a sweeper/vac several times and will be washed with our wet/vac sweeper.
This was an unintentional act so I don't know who or if I need to report it to. It's being documented but is that all we have to do?