Storage Guidelines

There are a variety of methods to store and segregate chemicals. Common sense should be used when setting up storage areas so that workflow is not disrupted. Chemicals should never be stored by simply alphabetizing them One of the most common methods for storing chemicals is segregating by solids, liquids, and gases. Then they should be segregated by hazard class, and finally alphabetically.

Global Harmonization Pictograms. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), consists of nine symbols, or pictograms, providing recognition of the hazards associated with certain substances. See longer description in expandable. (JPG: 483KB)