Preparing for a Hazmat Incident

Ritz Safety is your partner to prepare for incoming hurricanes and is there to help you recover once they have passed. Ritz Safety provides hurricane-related products along the gulf coast in Houston (TX), Mobile (AL), and Tampa (FL). Ready to help you prepare for hurricanes with sandbags, flashlights, water, batteries, radios, and barrier systems and recover with cleaning supplies, gloves, fans, lifejackets, tarps, and more. Ritz Safety understands the risks your family, business, and community face with harsh storms so we stand prepared to help you weather the storm. 

Hurricane Recovery Checklist

Recovering from a hurricane is hard work but being prepared with the right recovery supplies doesn't have to be hard at all. Use this checklist and find all the products you need to recover from a hurricane at Ritz Safety.

Hurricane Preparation Checklist

Everything you need to prepare for a hurricane in one simple checklist. Whether preparing your home or facility making sure you have the proper equipment on site is key to taking on the storm. 


Hurricane Prep & Recovery Partner

Products for Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Flashlights


Batteries for Hurricane Prep


Hurricane Rain Suit

Rain Gear

Hurricane Sandbags


Hurricane Cones

Cones & Markers

Hurricane Tarps



Hurricane Prep Kit

Preparedness Kits

Bottled Water Hurricane


Hurricane Coolers


Hurricane Gas Cans

Gas Cans

Two Way Radios

Two-Way Radios

Lockout Tagout for Emergency Prep

Lock Out Tag Out


Products for Hurricane Recovery

Hi-Viz Vests for Emergency Response

Hi-Viz Vests

Clean Up Gloves


Eyewear for Cleanup


Waterproof boots for clean up

Waterproof Boots

Clean up Supplies

Cleaning Supplies 

Barricade Tape for Clean Up

Barricade Tape




Insect Repellent

Insect Repellents



First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

Pop-Up Shelters

Trash Bags

Trash Bags


Hurricane Preparation Resources

Hurricane Recovery Safety Article

Hurricane Recovery Protection




Hurricane Preparation & Recovery Partners 


Having a HazMat emergency plan is vital for the safety of your facility, the pubic, and your employees against hazardous products such as substances, poisons, explosives, and radioactive materials.


You're not alone! Ritz Safety is here to help prepare and recover from a spill. Find your local branch at: Ritz Safety Locations

Products for Prepare

Products for Recover



  • Understand the different between a release of hazardous substances and a release of nonhazardous substances. OSHA allows for "incidental spills" which is defined as "a release of hazardous substances that does not pose a significant safety or health hazard to employees in the immediate vicinity or to the worker cleaning it up, nor does it have the potential to become an emergency".
  • Understand the specific hazards posed by particular chemicals
  • Have Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each product. Each Safety Data Sheet consists of sixteen sections that break down everything a worker needs to know about the chemicals they work with or around - ecological hazards, disposal considerations, exposure controls, physical properties, toxicological information, firefighting information, and other details germane to the spill response of a particular product.
  • Having the SDS on site is important but workers also need to know how to read and understand these documents and how to put the proper controls in place
  • Consider mandatory WHMIS/GHS training: "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System" or "Global Harmonized System". These systems give information about how materials can be safely stored, used and disposed of
  • Know your Spill Response Measures:
    • What supplies are on hand? If not on hand and needed, get them as soon as possible
    • What adequate PPE is available to everyone?
    • Are alarm systems in place? Have they been tested?
    • Have emergency procedures been established?
    • Have workers been trained?
  • Prepare an exit strategy if a spill occurs


  • Assess the risk of the spill. Responders should determine the risk that may affect human health, the environment and property
  • When spill is detected, alert employees and bystanders to exit
  • Select the PPE needed for the spill
  • Before reentering the spill area, make sure responders give you the thumbs up
  • Implement cleanip - whether this is a specific team to do so or wait for professionals to come and help
  • After decontamination is completed and reentry is approved, complete the required reports including medical, local council or district, environment agency reports and company safety reports