Chemical Safety - Improper Storage of Flammable Material

Audit finding: Improper storage of flammable material

Adverse consequence(s): The improper handling of flammable material can result in injuries to employees, damage to equipment, the environment, and fines from regulatory agencies.

Corrective Action: Flammable solids and liquids must be isolated from potential sources of ignition, including acids. No more than 10 gallons of flammable liquids in a laboratory may be stored outside a flammable storage cabinet.

More detailed information may be found on here . Contact EHS at (410) 706-3494 for assistance in selecting a flammable storage cabinet.