Programs and Services
Safe Handling and Storage
Hazardous materials should be stored based on their compatibility with near-by products. Never store incompatible materials in the same area. It is best to store hazardous materials in the original re-sealable containers in which they were packaged. Temperature and humidity are also important considerations when determining where a material should be stored. You should be aware of shelf life considerations for chemicals that can become unstable with time.
There should be a phone and emergency procedures and numbers posted near chemical storage/hazardous materials areas. Never store hazardous materials or waste in areas where a spill could release into the water system. Materials should be stored no higher than eye level. Avoid awkward positioning to prevent accidental spill or possible injury.
Propane cylinders shall not be placed, stored, or used in any University facility.