Researching the risks and hazards associated with using, handling, and storing hazardous chemicals

WALTER INGLES | January 14, 2019

To safely use, handle, and store hazardous chemicals at your worksite you need to do more than read chemical product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Many hazards are not immediately obvious and arise from the nature of the work carried out with the chemicals. This blog introduces you to a wider range of research materials and professional organizations that can help you identify chemical hazards, understand how they could affect your workers, and decide on suitable control measures.

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PETROCHEM USA, INC.

PETROCHEM was incorporated in 1986 to produce cementing and stimulation additives for sale to service companies that compete with the major cementing and stimulation service companies. The PETROCHEM additives are produced from identical or most comparable raw materials as those used by the major service companies, and are obtained from the same prestigious international chemical manufacturers around the world. These raw materials are then packaged and/or blended by the same or similar commercial chemical blending companies from whom we all share the same quality control. Our laboratory needs are contracted to independent commercial API laboratory services, which perform laboratory work for the major oil and service companies.

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PETROCHEM USA, INC.

PETROCHEM was incorporated in 1986 to produce cementing and stimulation additives for sale to service companies that compete with the major cementing and stimulation service companies. The PETROCHEM additives are produced from identical or most comparable raw materials as those used by the major service companies, and are obtained from the same prestigious international chemical manufacturers around the world. These raw materials are then packaged and/or blended by the same or similar commercial chemical blending companies from whom we all share the same quality control. Our laboratory needs are contracted to independent commercial API laboratory services, which perform laboratory work for the major oil and service companies.

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