CHEMICAL STORAGE: MYTHS VERSUS REALITY

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A large number of resources explaining proper chemical storage are available. These resources include books, databases/tables, and articles that explain various aspects of chemical storage including compatible chemical storage, signage, and regulatory requirements. Another source is the chemical manufacturer or distributor who provides storage information in the form of icons or color coding schemes on container labels. Despite the availability of these resources, chemical accidents stemming from improper storage, according to recent reports (1) (2), make up almost 25% of all chemical accidents. This relatively high percentage of chemical storage accidents suggests that these publications and color coding schemes although ... continued below

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Simmons, F March 19, 2007.

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A large number of resources explaining proper chemical storage are available. These resources include books, databases/tables, and articles that explain various aspects of chemical storage including compatible chemical storage, signage, and regulatory requirements. Another source is the chemical manufacturer or distributor who provides storage information in the form of icons or color coding schemes on container labels. Despite the availability of these resources, chemical accidents stemming from improper storage, according to recent reports (1) (2), make up almost 25% of all chemical accidents. This relatively high percentage of chemical storage accidents suggests that these publications and color coding schemes although helpful, still provide incomplete information that may not completely mitigate storage risks. This manuscript will explore some ways published storage information may be incomplete, examine the associated risks, and suggest methods to help further eliminate chemical storage risks.

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  • Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Health and Safety

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  • Report No.: WSRC-STI-2007-00137
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jchas.2007.08.001 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 902846
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887203

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Simmons, F. CHEMICAL STORAGE: MYTHS VERSUS REALITY, article, March 19, 2007; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887203/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.