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Mixing and Dispensing Chemical Storage

Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Mixing and dispensing rooms are designed specifically to keep people and facilities safe while maintaining proper storage temperatures. The article below illustrates safe storage techniques while providing helpful tips on organizing chemical inventory. Storing Raw Chemicals inside Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Storing raw chemicals inside a hazmat storage building will not […]

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Flammable Chemical Safety

Flammable chemicals are present in nearly every workplace. The way we handle and store these materials is important to keeping a safe workplace, while protecting people and investments. The article below illustrates flammable safety regulations for NFPA and GHS, how flammable chemicals should be properly stored and safety products that will keep workplaces and workers […]

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Chemical Storage Lockers – NFPA and FM Approvals

Outdoor Chemical Storage Lockers & NFPA Regulations The use of hazardous materials in industries, universities and medical facilities has seen an increase in growth and a growing concern among the safety community. First responders, safety officials and fire Marshalls face hazardous situations that sometimes can or could be avoided. The use of prefabricated chemical storage […]

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OSHA Hazard Communication & Globally Harmonized Standards

OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standards June 1st, 2015 chemical manufacturers, importers, employers and distributors were required to provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. According to OSHA, “Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide a label that includes a signal word, pictogram, hazard statement, and precautionary […]

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Hazmat Storage Container – Storage Guide

Hazmat storage including flammable liquids are present in nearly every workplace. The hazards associated with hazardous material liquids and flammable liquids can be greater than estimated. To prevent fires, hazardous materials and the storage of flammables require special techniques for storage, handling and transferring. It is necessary that all workplaces have emergency plans prior to […]

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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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Drum Storage Container – How to Stay Compliant

Drum Storage Container – Proper Drum Storage The appropriate procedures for handling and storing chemical drums depends on the drum contents. Prior to any handling, drums should be inspected to ensure inventory is properly stored. Follow the set of guidelines below for safe drum storage. Inspect for deterioration (rust, corrosion, leaks). Check all bungs and […]

NFPA Chemical Storage Requirements

NFPA Chemical Storage Requirements

Established in 1896, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards, through advocating codes, standards, research and education. In this article US Chemical Storage demonstrates important chemical storage requirements highlighted by the NFPA. 1. What is NFPA 30? According to the […]