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How to Store Hazardous Chemicals When you need to store your hazardous chemicals, you should hire a third-party logistics provider that is an ISO certified and has a state of the art facilities and methods for storing hazardous materials. In order to ensure that your 3PL can provide the necessary safety and operational features to safely warehouse your chemical products, they should work with their local fire departments, the EPA and the OSHA. Also, your 3PL should also be certified by carriers like FedEx and UPS for chemical shipping of small packages if you need to have those services. There are some guidelines to consider if you are storing big amount of chemicals wherever is the storage place. First is to date all chemicals received for inventory upon receipt. Older stocks are to be consumed before touching the newer stock. Inventory should be accounted for annually. A separate and secure areas should be assigned for chemical storage and should not be mixed with other materials in the warehouse. Be mindful not to store chemicals in fume hoods or work areas. Proper labelling is very important in storage areas in order to identify the nature of the hazardous products inside. Also, make sure that products are properly labelled and identified before storing. The labels should show exact contents, hazardous properties, date of receipt and also the date of expiration.
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Be cautioned also that flammable chemicals should never have been stored in refrigerators like those used domestically. Note that storing of chemicals directly on the floor is to be avoided even if just on a temporary occasion. It is advisable also that you store chemicals at eye level because in this condition, the storage situation can be easily reviewed, and when problems like corrosion happened, you can immediately address the problem.
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If you use shelving in the storage area, make sure to secure them firmly on the wall or on the floor. To avoid bottles and other containers from falling, the shelves you are placing them should have a lip on all the sides. Note that wooden shelves are preferable than metal shelving since they are less effective heat conductors and are fit for general storage, while metal shelving are better to store flammable products to avoid risks of fire. Storing chemicals below, above or near a water source or sink is not recommended since these chemicals can even be more hazardous when affected by moisture. Also, the location of chemical storage areas should be far from the building’s heavily travelled areas. Make it a must to lock all storage cabinets, and closets when not in use. Know that the general rule in storing chemicals is that it should be stored in a cool and dry place.