Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:45:12 -0400
Reply-To: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
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From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: Re: New Method for Storage Classification
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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is a very elegant and well-thought-out system. Over the years , many chemists and safety experts have proposed sophisticated systems for compatible storage. One concern I always have in recommending a system is h ow easy it is to understand, implement and maintain by all the people who are involved. A complex system may be very rational, but is too often abandoned after a few years because it is just too hard to sustain. I always consider risk as well. I always want to keep fuels separate from oxidizers, but except for earthquake-prone areas, what are the chances of two closed containers mixin g, even if they are stored side-by-side on a shelf? Maybe our time would be be tter spent on ensuring the proper use of PPE, or assessing and reducing exposure s.

Thanks again for passing this along.


Peter A. Reinhardt

Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Yale University

135 Colleg e St., Suite 100

New Haven, CT   06510-2411

(203) 737-2123


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Subject: [DCHAS-L] New Metho d for Storage Classification



An interesting paper is featured on t he ACS website today.  It addresses chemical storage.


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Your reaction/comments to this propos al would be appreciated.




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