Safely managing the chemicals in your workplace is good for business and it is good for everyone!
It will improve your employees’ health and safety. It will potentially introduce cost savings, through more effective work practices such as correct storage, handling, use and disposal procedures. Potential harm to the environment will also be reduced.
Safe Storage of Hazardous chemicals should be stored under appropriate conditions, taking into account the chemicals’ specific properties. Instructions on safe storage of chemicals can be found in the MSDS.
It is also important to note if there are conditions under which hazardous reactions may occur. For example, chemicals that can react together to form unstable or toxic products, or produce heat, should be kept segregated. Flammable liquids stored near a heat source could result in a fire. Section 10 of the MSDS gives advice on such conditions that you should take into account when storing your chemicals.
Chemicals known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction should be kept under strict control.
Chemicals with typical properties and characteristics that are relevant include:
- Flammable chemicals.
- Toxic or corrosive chemicals.
- Chemicals that emit highly toxic fumes in the event of a fire.
- Chemicals which, in contact with water, give off flammable gas.
- Oxidising chemicals.
- Unstable chemicals.
- Compressed gases.
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For advice or assistance on the safe storage of flammable liquids and chemicals, contact TBI Scientific http://www.tbi-scientific.ie/contact/ .
- Telephone: 021 602 0790
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can help assess your needs and recommend a chemical storage solution that’s right for you.