Not that there is a RULE, but I would always store in spill containment and ground if at all possible.
We had a fork lift once puncture a drum when trying to pick it up for a move. Perhaps you don’t run fork trucks near your drums, or are not supposed to at any rate, but there are other ways of initiating a spill, including a faulty or damaged drum not noticed on receipt.
Peter Zavon, CIH
Our new unopened drums are stored on a wood palette until they are needed. A colleague recently suggested that new unopened drums should be stored on a spill containment platform instead of the palette. However, I have visited plenty of facilities where new unopened drums are stored directly on the concrete floor. Is there a rule on this? Where can I find it?
Also, there’s some debate as to whether or not new unopened drums need to be grounded while in storage?
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