Creating safe facilities is crucial for the warehousing and manufacturing industries. Organizations lucky enough to build their facilities from the ground up can design safe, efficient, and user-friendly work environments that avoid many of the most commonly found hazards. However, companies operating out of prebuilt facilities do not have the same luxury, but it does not mean they cannot make significant upgrades to safety.
IBC totes (intermediate bulk containers) are 275-gallon or 330-gallon storage containers designed to hold a wide range of chemicals and food-grade products. IBCs are most commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and are impact-resistant, as well as resistant to heat, UV exposure, mold, mildew, and more. More importantly, they need secondary containment as stated per 40 CFR 264.175 by the EPA.