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Solid Concrete Walls

Chemical Handling Safety - Facilities and Equipment

By Ethan Davis

(a) Have separate container for trash and broken glass.

(b) Never block any escape routes, and plan alternate escape routes.

(c) Never block a fire door open.

(d) Never store materials in storage aisles.

(e) All moving belts and pulleys should have safety guards.

(f) Ensure that eye-wash fountains will supply at least 15 minutes of water flow.

(g) Regularly inspect safety showers and eye-wash fountains and keep records of inspections.

(h) Keep up-to-date emergency phone numbers posted next to the phone.

(i) Place fire extinguishers near an escape route, not in a "dead end" corridor.

(j) Regularly maintain fire extinguishers, maintain records, and train personnel in the proper use of extinguishers.

(k) Acquaint personnel with the meaning of "Class A fire", "Class B fire", etc., and how they relate to fire extinguisher use.

(l) Secure all compressed gas cylinders when in use and transport them secured on a hand truck.

(m) Install chemical storage shelves with lips, and never use stacked boxes in lieu of shelves.

(n) Replace appropriate equipment and materials for spill control when they become dated.