Chemical Storage Safety Guidance

| October 28, 2017

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Safe storage of chemicals must begin with identification of the chemicals to be stored and their intrinsic hazardous properties. Since many chemicals have several hazards, which may vary in degree of severity, depending on quantity and concentration, it is not always straight forward to determine what protection is needed for safe storage and where best to store a particular chemical. However, typical storage considerations may include temperature, ignition control, ventilation, segregation and identification. Separation (i.e. use of distance), segregation (i.e. use of a physical boundary) or isolation is recommended depending upon the severity of hazard, total quantities stored, and the size, break resistance and durability of individual containers (i.e. fragility of glass bottles, perforation or degradation of plastic containers, and corrosion or puncture of metal containers). Hence, the physical composition and even the size of storage containers may also affect the need for special storage practices and safety procedures.

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