Archive | Hazardous Waste

How Does the Military Handle Hazardous Waste Storage?

With the constant pressure of military preparedness, storing hazardous waste seems like a low priority. But, exposure to hazardous waste has a real effect on the health and safety of our armed forces. Some veterans even face the long-term realities of occupational diseases. According to the U.S. Veterans Association, common occupational hazards in the military […]

The Importance of Spill Containment Sumps in Chemical Storage Buildings

Built-in spill containment differentiate chemical storage buildings from other types of storage buildings. Every chemical storage building that houses liquid hazardous materials must have a liquid-tight containment sump built into its floor. There are two options for sumps. The first is a continuously-poured concrete curb construction integral to the concrete floor. The other is a […]

How to Safely Segregate and Store Household Hazardous Waste

Municipal waste collection services and landfill sites have restrictions on acceptable waste. But, household owners use hazardous materials as part of their normal daily lives. Landfills won’t accept products like paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Most hazardous products feature clear warning labels such as CAUTION, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC, etc. Educating communities about reducing their use […]

Storing Corrosive Liquids: Safe Hydrochloric Acid Storage Solutions

Hydrochloric acid is a colorless or slightly yellow, pungent liquid with a pH less than seven. Its molecular formula is HCl. While most known for its industrial uses, HCl is also the primary constituent of gastric acid. Believe it or not, your digestion system depends on HCl to process the food you eat. Hydrochloric acid […]

Safe Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Storage Solutions

Sodium hypochlorite is an oxidizing agent. When dissolved in water, it is commonly known as bleach. It is a colorless or pale yellow watery liquid. People easily recognize its smell, which is like chlorine. What is Sodium Hypochlorite Used For? In health applications, sodium hypochlorite acts as an antiseptic. Doctors use it in surgical procedures […]

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Hazmat Storage Locker – Chemical Storage Safety

Hazardous Materials Storage and Handling Even chemicals that are considered to be benign can potentially still be hazardous in the right circumstances. Climate control, proper inventory procedures and storage guidelines are critical to prevent uncontrolled chemical reactions, hazmat spills and minimize worker exposures. Learn more about regulatory considerations, and safe storage guidelines in the article […]

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Hazmat Drum Storage Signage

Do you know proper regulations for maintaining hazmat drum storage signs, labels and markings? Find out more, in the article below, about proper labeling guidelines, and hazmat storage signage to keep people, investments and environments safe. Labeling vs. Marking for Hazmat Storage The specificity of DOT references to labels and markings are very different. Labels […]

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Hazardous Drum Storage – Mitigating Hazards

Most manufacturing or industrial plants utilize hazardous drum storage to contain a variety of different chemicals used in production processes. Chemicals are essential to the success in most businesses, whether they are used for manufacturing products or cleaning equipment. Although chemicals are mandatory in many industries, the hazardous nature of certain chemicals, as well as […]

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Hazardous Waste Locker – Safely Store Chemicals

What exactly are listed wastes? Identify hazardous wastes by understanding listed wastes and their classifications with US Chemical Storage. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified specific hazardous wastes because of their potential dangers to human health or the environment.  These wastes are given the term “listed wastes” and are organized into four classes found […]