With over a century of experience, Justrite are experts when it comes to the safe storage and dispensing of hazardous materials. We understand the importance of choosing the right solutions to ensure the utmost safety in hazardous environments for both your employees and your workplace.
With a wide range of products, we understand that it can be difficult to select the right products for your needs.
To assist you in making an informed decision, we recommend asking yourself these five vital questions. By addressing these five questions, guided by our expertise, you can confidently select the correct chemical safety product that offers the required level of protection, compatibility, capacity, and regulatory compliance.
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1. Chemical Type
When selecting a suitable product for chemical safety, it is crucial to consider the type of chemicals that will be stored. Different chemicals have varying properties and levels of reactivity, which can pose unique risks. By considering the chemical type, you can ensure that the product you select is specifically designed to safely store and handle those substances. Factors such as chemical compatibility, ventilation requirements, and storage capacity can vary based on the chemical properties. By taking these considerations into account, you can effectively mitigate the risk of accidents, chemical reactions, and potential hazards, promoting a safer work environment.
Considering the environment is crucial when selecting a safety cabinet or safety can. Environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to sunlight can impact the integrity and effectiveness of these safety solutions. Some chemicals are sensitive to specific environmental conditions, which can lead to degradation, evaporation, or other hazardous reactions. Additionally, outdoor storage or usage may require additional protection against weather elements. By considering the environment, you can choose a safety cabinet or can that is constructed with materials and features suitable for the intended environment. This ensures the longevity and reliability of the product, prevents chemical leaks or spills caused by environmental factors, and ultimately contributes to maintaining a safe and secure workplace for both employees and the surrounding environment.
3. Container Type
Considering the specific usage, whether it involves storage or dispensing, is essential when selecting a safety cabinet or safety container. The requirements for storage and dispensing differ significantly. Safety cabinets are designed to securely store chemicals, providing protection against leaks, spills, and fire hazards. On the other hand, safety cans are intended for the safe dispensing and transfer of chemicals, featuring specialized spouts and valves for controlled pouring. By considering the usage, you can ensure that the selected safety cabinet or safety can is equipped with the appropriate features and specifications to meet your specific needs. This ensures optimal safety, efficiency, and compliance with regulations during either storage or dispensing processes, thereby reducing the risk of accidents and promoting a safer work environment.
4. Capacity Needed
The capacity needed depends on the quantity of chemicals that need to be stored or dispensed. It is important to accurately assess the volume of chemicals to ensure that the selected safety cabinet or safety can have sufficient space to accommodate them without overcrowding. Overfilling a safety cabinet can lead to safety risks such as chemical spills, improper ventilation, compromised structural integrity, and non-compliance to regulations if the sump capacity is not sufficient for the volume of chemicals being stored. By considering the capacity needed, you can choose a safety cabinet or safety can that provides the appropriate size and capacity, ensuring safe storage or dispensing of chemicals while complying with regulations and maintaining a well-organized workspace.
5. Compliance Requirements
Considering compliance requirements is of utmost importance when selecting a safety cabinet or safety can. Various regulatory standards and guidelines dictate the specifications, design, and features that these safety storage and dispensing solutions must adhere to. Compliance ensures that the chosen cabinet or can meets the necessary safety standards, minimizing the risk of accidents, spills, and environmental hazards. Failing to consider compliance requirements can result in legal consequences, penalties, and compromised workplace safety. By ensuring that the selected safety cabinet or can complies with relevant regulations and industry standards, you can maintain a safe work environment, protect employees and the environment, and demonstrate a commitment to responsible handling and storage of hazardous materials.
Need help? With our STUD-E™ workplace safety survey, we can assist you in creating and maintaining a safe workplace by conducting a complete walkthrough of your facility and helping to identify areas where safety can be improved.