Chemical Handling Safety Tips

Chemical management software helps you avoid costly mistakes during chemical reporting and hazardous waste reporting by preventing chemical and hazardous waste inventories from falling out of sync. And chemical management software helps chemical suppliers meet chemical safety reporting requirements by giving chemical suppliers a clear, concise record of chemical transfers and the ability to easily generate chemical safety data 

Laboratory workers must always follow the instructions on chemical labels. Some chemicals can be hazardous to handle, such as corrosives. Corrosives cause burning, scarring, or even destruction of living tissue, such as skin and eyes. 

Some chemicals can react violently with other chemicals or even water. Oxidizers are chemical agents that release oxygen atoms in chemical reactions, which intensifies the chemical reaction or causes fire if combined with combustible material.

Our chemical-handling safety tips include:

  • Make sure storage areas are large enough to accommodate chemical inventories.
  • Access chemical storage rooms only with permission or an escort of a department chemical-handling safety representative.
  • Labeling chemical containers, even if the chemical is known by the employee, is always required.
  • Work with hazardous chemicals only in chemical fume hoods or chemical storage areas.
  • Chemical-handling employees must know how to handle chemical spills. When working with chemicals, including acids and bases, always wear proper eye protection.

By following chemical handling safety tips lab workers will be prepared for any chemical emergencies that may occur.