Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: Chemical Storage

January 16, 2020 | 150 views

Most organisations understand, that at the very least, controls are needed when using hazardous chemicals, but forget that chemicals in storage can be just, if not more dangerous. Whilst handling related hazards are typically more likely to occur, due to chemicals being handled, decanted, used, mixed or diluted, in most cases the quantities involved are generally smaller that the amounts being stored, helping minimise how widespread the impacts can be. Whilst storing hazardous chemicals probably has a relatively lower likelihood of hazards occurring, due to the absence of handling activities within storage areas (eg mixing, decanting), the quantities are  higher providing the potential for more serious or widespread damage.

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INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. It comprises 15 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 65 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries throughout the world. INEOS is characterized by the following strengths: High-quality and low-cost production facilities Well-invested plants Large plants that benefit from economies of scale Favorable locations Experienced management Leading market positions Operating diversity - products, customers, geographic regions, applications and end-use markets Leading market positions allow INEOS to be the supplier of choice for many of the largest customers in our markets. This has translated into strong and long-term relationships with these customers.

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