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HazMat Storage

Checklist for Keeping Chemicals Safe
Follow these steps for safe storage of hazardous materials:
  • Read and obey instructions on signs in chemical storage areas.
  • Never drop or roll a chemical container.
  • When moving containers, use appropriate materials handling equipment and make sure that the containers are well secured to the equipment so that they cannot fall.
  • When using a forklift to move containers of hazardous materials, be careful not to puncture containers with the forks.
  • Store chemicals separately by class and according to the company's storage plan.
  • Store containers in or on safe, stable structures, such as racks or sturdy shelves able to hold their weight.
  • Always store containers so that their labels are clearly visible.
  • Report any missing labels immediately.
  • Report any unusual odors in storage areas immediately.
  • Never smoke in or near a storage area.
  • Do not use sparking tools or anything that could ignite a hazardous substance or anything that is combustible in the storage area.
  • Keep aisles clear and unobstructed to allow free movement of personnel and materials handling equipment throughout storage areas.
  • Allow adequate clearance (3 feet) between stacked containers and ceiling sprinklers.
  • Make sure that ventilation and lighting in storage areas are working properly at all times. Report any ventilation or lighting problems immediately.
  • Keep chemical containers away from heat and other ignition sources.
  • Inspect stored chemical containers regularly to make sure they are not dam- aged or leaking.
  • Clean up all spills or leaks immediately if you are trained and authorized to do so; if not, notify specially trained cleanup personnel immediately.
  • Know where fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, emergency showers, spill cleanup materials, and first-aid stations are located.
  • Minimize trash in chemical storage areas and dispose of it properly.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you or a co-worker is exposed to hazardous materials.

Additional HazMat Tips and Safe Practices - Start the Job Safely

Here are some important things to do before using any hazardous substance:
  • Read the label and material safety data sheet (MSDS) and follow precautions.
  • Remove items from the work area that could burn, explode, or react dangerously with the substance.
  • Remove food, beverages, cigarettes, street clothing, and other personal items so that they don't become contaminated.
  • Know where emergency showers and eyewashes are located.
  • Make sure the correct type of fire safety equipment is nearby and ready for use.
  • Check for adequate ventilation.
  • Know who to contact and what to do in an emergency.
  • Have someone nearby who knows where you are and what you're doing.
  • Assemble and inspect the protective clothing and equipment you need job.
  • Get checked out by your supervisor.
  • Always follow all appropriate company safety procedures.

IT'S UP TO YOU!

Working with and around hazardous materials doesn't have to be dangerous - if you handle them with care and respect. The company provides you with equipment and training to keep you safe and healthy. But it's up to you to use those tools and that information to protect yourself.

Remember:
  • Know what you're working with.
  • Understand and respect the risks.
  • Protect yourself and your co-workers at all times.
  • Use assigned protective gear.

About All Safety Products

We are all about trying to save you money when we are able to. It is our shipping policy to only charge you the actual shipping/handling costs. Sometimes there is a shipping error on our website. We do review all orders for accuracy and pleasantly surprise our customers when we notify them of an adjustment in their favor. We make money on products, not shipping!