Improper use of chemical cleaning products can do a lot of damage. That’s why it’s important to be familiar with safe and proper protocols on how to handle these products. If you use chemical cleaning supplies in your business, you and your employees need to know how to prevent accidents from happening. Here are some tips to help make that happen:
1. Have a complete list of all the chemicals you use.
Then provide the necessary details such as how many gallons you have and where you store it along with how it’s supposed to be stored. Put in the necessary precautions everyone needs to take when they handle the chemical, such keeping it away from sunlight or fire sources.
2. Keep safety data sheets handy.
Formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets, make sure you’ve got these records for every chemical you use or have in your storage.
3. Keep chemicals in original storage.
Don’t mix chemicals. Mixing chemicals, even those of the same type, could lead to disastrous results.
4. Keep in well ventilated areas.
Heat can have adverse effects on the chemicals so make sure your storage is well ventilated and that the cleaning supplies are a good distance away from HVAC units and intake vents.
5. Install safety signage in major languages.
That helps cover a lot of ground. For an even better way to remind employees of the dangers of handling these chemicals, though, put up signage that use images instead of words. This makes it easier for people to understand the dangers and risks involved.
6. Always get them from a trusted source.
Before you can ensure handling safety, make it a point to acquire your chemicals from a trusted source. No matter how careful you are, if you get them from unreliable, untrustworthy sources, things could get dicey fast. Keep these tips in mind. For more information about cleaning supplies, ask us at Advanced Chemical Solutions. You can also follow them on Twitter for latest news and updates!