If you look around your laboratory, you’re likely to find a wide variety
of chemicals. The hazards posed by a chemical depend on the specific characteristics
of that chemical and the quantity present.
If your laboratory stores a chemical above a specific quantity, notification
and emergency planning requirements are generally required. These measures can
include informing local and state emergency and environmental authorities of
the names and quantities of chemical being stored, providing detailed hazard
information in the form of Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), and developing
emergency response plans.
Continue through this EVC tour to learn the requirements and best management
practices that relate to chemical storage in a laboratory setting.