It’s important to have proper chemical storage in flammable safety cabinets. Properly stored to make sure your workers stay safe. Proper storage capacity is critical to creating and maintaining a safe ecosystem when chemicals are used. Read on to learn some other best practices and tips to keep in mind when working with flammable safety cabinets.
Keep the flammable resources away from the open flames
When storing chemical containers in a flammable safety cabinet, it seems more organized to keep them in their original cardboard packaging. However, this approach creates unexpected security risks. Sparks near the safety cabinet may ignite the cardboard. Cardboard generates heat when it burns. This could cause any vapors in the air to ignite or explode.
Also, avoid storing items on or near the top of the cupboard. This includes used tarpaulins, waste paper, or other flammable materials.
Make a full organization of chemicals stored in cabinets
To maximize your space organization, isolate chemicals within the cabinet by simply placing them in place on the shelf.
Helpful Tip: Call the chemical manufacturer for advice on post-reaction handling. However, this information should be included in the chemical's Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
All chemicals are accompanied by Safety Data Sheets (SDS), which provide important information about the chemical, including hazard levels, first aid measures, fire-fighting measures, handling and storage guidelines, and more. Make all chemicals easily accessible to SDS.
Do ventilation to be safer
Ventilation removes flammable vapors from the cabinet, reducing the chance of fire. Removing flammable vapors from a safety cabinet and releasing them elsewhere only moves the hazard from one place to another. If the new location is close to the source of the fire, it may cause greater risk.