Human Resources

Lab and Workshop Storage

Chemicals

Read the label carefully before storing any chemical, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and follow these guidelines:
  • Ensure incompatible chemicals are not stored in close proximity to each other.

  • Use spill trays under containers of corrosive reagents.

  • Use approved storage cabinets for flammable liquids.

  • Do not store more flammable liquids than you really need in the laboratory. Use external storage and only transfer it when you are ready to use it.

  • Store flammable chemicals that require refrigeration in "explosion safe" refrigerators.

  • Do not store hazardous liquids or large objects on shelves above eye level.