Chemical Storeroom Secondary Containment OSHA and EPA Regulations

Scientific Plastics with 1" containment lip.

Scientific Plastics tray with 1″ containment lip.

If you have a chemical stock room, did you know you are required by OSHA to have secondary spill containment?   The regulation is as follows:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA 1910.1450

“(b) Stockrooms/storerooms … Chemicals which are highly toxic … should be in unbreakable secondary containers…..A spill control policy should be developed and should include consideration of prevention, containment, cleanup and reporting.”

And if you have a drain in your store room, or it falls under EPA regulations, the following should be taken into consideration:

Environmental Protection Agency, EPA 264.175:

“(a) Container storage area must have a containment system that is designed and operated in accordance with paragraph (b).”

“(b) A containment system must be designed and operated as follows: (1) a base must underlie the containers which is free of cracks or gaps and is sufficiently impervious to contain leaks, spills.

“(3) The containment system must have sufficient capacity to contain 10% of the volume of containers or the volume of the largest container whichever is greater.”

Don’t get caught unaware.  Scientific Plastics can help you find a spill tray that is chemical resistant and maximizes your shelf space.   Give us a call at 913.432.0322 and we will help you size the perfect tray.




CATEGORIES : Spill Containment/ AUTHOR : admin

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