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Handle With Care

PROTECT YOURSELF 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required when handling hazardous materials.
  • Consult the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for information on PPE.

PROPER STORAGE

  • Check all containers regularly for leaks, wear and complete labels.
  • Keep containers closed and sealed when not in use.
  • Large quantities of flammable liquids should be grounded to prevent static electricity sparks and a possible fire when the liquid is removed.
  • Flammable liquids should be kept in fire-resistant safety containers, away from any source of ignition.
  • Only authorized persons should have access to the storage area.
  • Be familiar with location of the eyewash fountain and drench shower station.

HANDLING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 
When handling hazardous materials, remember

  • Consult the MSDS for safe handling procedures.
  • Prevent contact with chemicals by wearing the appropriate PPE.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after using chemicals.

SPILL RESPONSE

  • Report the spill or leak to your supervisor.
  • Warns others by marking the area with caution tape or cones.
  • Consult the MSDS for proper clean-up procedures and the PPE to be worn.
  • Try to stop the spill or leak at the source, by securing a valve or patching a hole.
  • Place a clean, empty barrel or container under the leaking area to stop the spill from spreading.
  • For some substances you may use an absorbant material to soak up the substance.
  • Once the substance is cleaned up, follow the proper disposal procedures according to company policy and/or as outlined in the MSDS.
Bongarde Editorial

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