From: Harry J. Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**MIDWESTCHEMSAFETY.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Citation for storage separation of acids and bases
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:30:05 -0500
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I would think that "Prudent Practices" is a pretty well recognized entity.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:06 AM, Kim Jeskie <jeskiekb**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
We normally use NFPA and/or the IBC for materials in storage. Sorry, I don=E2=80™t have the reference in front of me, so I can't give you specifics. If someone else doesn't chime in, I'll look it up next week. The case is stronger when a flammable material is involved. The second way to approach this is through your CHP. Folks need to realize that once you define the organizational or task-spefic controls in the document, that becomes the extension of 1910.1450. At least that's the way we look at it in the DOE system. Perhaps that's a reach, but it actually makes sense to me. OSHA could have been super prescriptive if they wanted to, but instead they gave us the latitude to define the requirements that made sense for our lab operations. Pretty cool authority when you think about it, but it also comes with a heavy responsibility to do it well.


> On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:07 PM, Melody Russo <melody.russo**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Can anyone give me a regulatory citation or safety association/ research institute code for storing acids and bases separately? I know it is a good practice, but want a reference from a recognized entity.
> Thanks!
> Melody Russo
> Environmental Compliance Manager

Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH
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