Safe Storage of Laboratory Chemicals / Edition 2

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Safe Storage of Laboratory Chemicals, Second Edition is acomprehensive guide which allows readers to assess and improve thesafety of their laboratory operations when storing chemicals. Byapplying the information in this book, readers can create a saferplace to work—through a safer storage environment, wiserstorage practices and procedures, informed personnel, and theintelligent use of information. The late 1980s has seen a surge inthe demand for chemical safety and information relating to a safeworkplace. Changes in legislation, standards, technology, and theincreasing sophistication of workers has prompted the new editionof this book, about 40% of which has been expanded. Added to thisnew edition are chapters which provide: a framework and model forchemical storage; an in-depth look at the requirements of OSHA andEPA legislation regarding chemical storage; and a consideration ofthe needs and issues of the industry, especially&quote;people&quote; factors. Revised chapters have beenupdated and expanded to reflect: the latest requirements in codesand standards for storage requirements of flammables; HazComm,industry trends, and the latest data on labeling practices; newOSHA requirements and spill response technology for emergencyresponses; the latest microcomputer and software advances andapplications for chemical health and safety; and recent experiencesin ridding schools of hazardous chemicals. This book offers abalanced approach to the safe storage of laboratory chemicals.Applied knowledge for identifying chemical storage hazards,solutions and alternative measures for storing specific hazardclasses of chemicals, and innovative case histories provide awealth of information from which readers may draw to enhance thesafety of their storage situations. After introducing readers tothe fundamental principles of chemical storage (chapters 1–7),chapters 8–12 present helpful case histories which assist infunctional matters, such as surveys and inspections, MIS for largewarehouse storage facilities, recommendations for industrial labs,a showcase university’s chemical storage facilities, and theresults of eliminating unwanted, dangerous chemicals from schools.The appendices present practical information on chemical safety.This is an essential guide for those responsible for laboratorysafety and laboratory chemicals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471515814
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/19/1991
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

About the editor DAVID A. PIPITONE is Manager of Project Development for Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. in Itasca, Illinois. Previously, he was Conference Director at Cahners Exposition Group. A member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Chemical Society, he received his BS degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974.

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Table of Contents


The Impact of Federal Regulations on the Storage of LaboratoryChemicals (D. Pipitone).

Storage Requirements for Flammable and Hazardous Chemicals (N.Steere).

Incompatible Chemicals in the Storeroom: Identification andSegregation (L. Bretherick).

Labeling Practices for Chemicals in Laboratories, Workplaces, andChemical Storerooms (L. Nicholls).

Emergency Response for Releases of Laboratory Chemicals (D.Pipitone).

Computer Applications and Systems for Hazardous Materials and WasteCompliance in the Era of Regulation (A. Macenski).


Chemical Storage for Industrial Laboratories (F. Chlad).

Implementation of an On-Line IMS Database System for Warehouse andInventory Management (E. Houston).

Surveys and Inspections at Academic Chemical Storage Facilities (P.Redden).

University of Akron Chemical Storage Facilities (F. Chlad).

Safety First in the Elimination of Hazardous Chemicals from SchoolScience Settings (J. Gerlovich).



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