Organizations in various industries use hazardous materials regularly. With the use of hazardous materials comes the concern of proper storage of these materials. They need to be stored in a methodical manner in which management and staff alike are able to determine which materials are stored where, how long they have been there and what they are used for.
Above simply complying and meeting provincial or federal set regulations, management should keep track of all materials they have on site and specifically those that may present health risks to employees or customers if stored improperly. Basic ideas to achieve safety with hazardous materials are outlined in the article below and include ideas such as; labelling all containers, keeping all hazardous materials away from sinks or drains and have all employees educated in handling the materials. Understanding the importance of proper handling and care of hazardous materials is imperative to the health and safety of employees and customers.
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