- تاریخ انتشار: 10 مهر 1401
If you have any hazardous chemicals in your workplace, you have an obligation to store the chemicals safely.
If you have any hazardous chemicals in your workplace, you have an obligation to store the chemicals safely. All materials that are flammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic, carcinogenic or hazardous must be stored safely. Chemicals stored improperly can be very dangerous and can potentially cause serious accidents. A safe chemical storage facility must primarily limit exposure of workers and others to hazards associated with chemicals and protect people from hazardous effects that could result from accidental spills or chemical reactions.
It is especially important to never store hazardous chemicals near food or drink.
When storing hazardous chemicals in the workplace, take the following steps:
Read the safety data sheet (SDS) or label carefully and follow storage recommendations.
Secure chemicals from unauthorized access or use.
Keep only the minimum amount of chemicals on site. Ensure that all chemicals are clearly and correctly labeled and that labels are intact and legible.
Do not expose chemicals to sunlight, excessive heat, or sources of ignition.
Provide adequate ventilation.
Label chemical storage shelves and cabinets so that chemicals are stored in the right place.
Use placards if necessary.
Ensure clear segregation schemes are maintained. Chemicals must be separated during storage to prevent mixing of incompatible chemicals in the event of a spill.
Keep the outside of the containers clean and the storage area tidy.
To avoid contamination in case of spills, do not store liquids on top of solids.
Always store corrosives on spill trays.
Make sure the shelves are not overloaded.
Never store flammable liquids in the refrigerator or freezer unless they are modified, i.e. non-sparking.
Separation of incompatible chemicals that can react dangerously if stored together.
Note that different chemicals should be separated during storage or transportation so that incompatible chemicals do not mix in the event of a spill. You should obtain professional advice on the separation of hazardous chemicals.