Proper chemical storage is a key component in laboratory safety. The following guidelines are taken from Prudent Practices in the Laboratory (NRC) and Chemical Storage Plan for Laboratories (College of American Pathologists).
Keep exits, passageways, areas under benches and desks, and emergency equipment free of stored equipment and materials.
Store hazardous materials above shoulder height of shortest person in lab.
Chemical manufacturers include storage information on the label. This may be done with a color code or pictogram to indicate hazards.
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