From: Peter John Stuurwold <peter.stuurwold**At_Symbol_Here**WMICH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] More Objective Information -- Color coded bottle tops
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:16:56 -0400
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The other company you're thinking of may be Flinn Scientific.  They tend to cater more to high schools and smaller colleges, but they do have quite a bit of stuff that can be helpful to many chemists.

Pete Stuurwold
Laboratory Supervisor
Department of Chemistry
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5413
(269) 387-2914

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

(757) 436-1033


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Alnajjar, Mikhail S
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] More Objective Information




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


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Romano, Joe P
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:56 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] More Objective Information


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?





Joseph Romano

Technical Director Chemical Compliance Management


office 614-856-6174

iphone  614-477-6851


Thought!  "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
=E2=80• Scott Adams


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