From: "George Walton" <georgewalton**At_Symbol_Here**REACTIVES.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:33:29 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] More Objective Information -- Color coded bottle tops
Fisher and another company use color coded caps to identify storage compatibility. It does not include ALL segregation requirements but it is a start.
George C. Walton, CHMM
Reactives Management Corporation
1025 Executive Blvd., Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320
We use following definitions. Seem to work well for us - Of course, it can be defined as needed as long as you are consistent within your organization -
Segregate: to store incompatible chemicals in different containments or different shelves of a cabinet
Separate: chemicals may be stored in the same cabinet, but must be segregated from incompatibles. As you can see segregate and separate are related.
Store away: Chemicals must be physically separated from each other (not in the same cabinet). Example: oxidizing acids are stored away from organic acids.
Hope this helps
I would like to start a question.
As we train and do audits, we find issues of hazardous chemicals being handled and stored improperly at many foreign sites. The =E2=80=98guidance' is to segregate, keep apart, isolate for the various hazard classes. The factories are asking good questions as to whether we can further define these words: segregate, keep apart, isolate - that is where I am seeking help. I have the =E2=80=98definitions' from U.S. DOT, IMDG, NFPA. Somewhat helpful but not definitive for factories. Can anyone offer some guidance? Good reference(s) we can provide to the global supply chain?
Technical Director Chemical Compliance Management
Thought! "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
=E2=80• Scott Adams
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