We used and I recommend a quantity limit for hand carrying of bottles such as not more than two 1 gallon bottles in secondary containers. Some use enclosed containers in case of a trip the bottles will not escape the containment (possibly for acids especially). Following an accident just before I arrived in grad school decades ago, I have also insisted on the solvents/solutions in any two large bottles be compatible (i.e. Not resulting in a fire if both break together). The plastic coated bottles cost more, but have saved my colleagues on a few occasions.
Above a quantity limit, I also suggest a cart be required, good idea for the beavier bottles to be on a lower shelf to manage center of gravity. And PPE as well, of course.
“Safety is not an experiment: get it right the first time.”
On 12/9/13 1:08 PM, "Nickie Norton" <nnorton**At_Symbol_Here**SHEPCHEM.COM> wrote:
Yes, they have to be in a secondary container. We use rubber ones that can hold up to 1 gal bottles, but I have seen plastic carriers for carrying multiple small bottles.
The Shepherd Chemical Company
4900 Beech Street
Norwood, OH 45212
Notice: The information disclosed in this communication constitutes confidential and proprietary business information which is the property of The Shepherd Chemical Company. The information is being disclosed to you and accepted by you on a confidential basis. It is not to be disclosed by you to any third parties without the prior express written consent of The Shepherd Chemical Company. Further, it is not to be used by you for any purpose other than for the specific purpose it was disclosed to you by The Shepherd Chemical Company. These confidentiality and non-use obligations shall continue until such time as the information becomes generally available to the public, through no fault of your own.
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Frankie Wood-Black
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 3:56 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Carrying Chemicals on Campus
Does anyone have a carrying policy for carrying chemicals on campus? Example - 1/2 gallon bottles of acid?
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post