chemical labeling

OSHA Updates Chemical Labeling Guidelines for Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA is again changing its hazard communication standard for chemical labeling, specifically for smaller containers. The new rule will go into effect July 19. Proper chemical labeling is a pilar to compliant chemical storage. Hazardous material containers without labels pose immediate health and safety hazards to employees who routinely handle dangerous chemicals. Incompatible chemicals without proper labeling can be…

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Why Do We Store Hazardous Materials?

One nasty byproduct of the Industrial Revolution is the growing prevalence of hazardous materials and pollution. While high-octane petroleum and powerful disinfectants increased factory productivity, our ecosystem became littered with carbon contaminants and viscous sludge, sterilizing microscopic food chains and siphoning drinkable water supplies. To curb wanton environmental destruction, the EPA stepped in to safeguard…

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What is the OSHA Regulation for Flammable Storage?

OSHA regulations and standards for chemical storage vary upon hazardous classification. While non fire-rated storage is sufficient for protecting nitrogen and certain metals, other chemicals require tougher construction. Flammable storage can be a logistical nightmare for product inventory. No company likes running low on supplies. Supply-chain interruptions affects every stage of production. Product shortages were…

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What are The Requirements for Hazardous Material Storage Area?

OSHA, under the tutelage of the National Fire Protection Associated, enforces regulations concerning your company’s hazardous material storage area. Each industry that handles hazardous chemicals for producing finished goods or incurring residual hazardous waste must follow hazardous material storage area regulations. A hazardous material is any potentially volatile or dangerous chemical that poses known adverse…

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What method is used to store hazardous materials?

There’s a place for every tool or piece of equipment on the jobsite. Investing in compliant chemical storage ensures compliance, organization, and efficient operations. Hazardous materials stockpiles should always be stored in an OSHA compliant storage container or locker. While the delineation of storage varies upon classification and application, all hazardous materials should be stored…

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What Are the Storage Requirements for Flammable Chemicals?

Flammable chemicals need top-of-the-line protection. Although the National Fire Protection Associated has written more than 300 standards for handling hazardous materials, extra consideration is given to combustibles. Most flammable chemicals have low flash points, or the lowest temperature a chemical concentration can ignite the surrounding air. Flammable chemicals cause an 8,000 average of industrial fires…

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How Do You Store Large Volumes of Hazardous Materials?

Storing large stockpiles of hazardous materials might feel like a herculean endeavor if you’re short on storage space. OSHA , following National Fire Protection Association guidelines – regularly enforce stringent regulations with unmatched bureaucratic efficiency. OSHA requires storage areas must be free of explosive or incompatible materials and stored in a dry and secure storage…

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NFPA 497

What is NFPA 497 hazardous area classification?

The National Fire Protection Association is the nation’s leading advocate for workplace safety. While the association cannot directly enforce compliance with its recommendations, it is the industry standard for chemical storage guidelines. As of 2023, the NFPA published 300 codes and standards to minimize workplace accidents, fire, and injuries. The influence of this citizen task…

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