From: Peter Zavon <pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] solvent drums
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:32:52 -0400
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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
Penfield, NY




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Yaritza Brinker
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:15 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] solvent drums




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?



Yaritza Brinker


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