plastic fume hood
Store all flammable liquids in a flammable cabinet and all acids
and bases in a wooden acid cabinet. Flammable and acid cabinets
must have a 2" high, liquid-tight trough to contain spills
and provide secondary containment.
Do not store chemicals on the floor, in aisles, stairwells, fume
hoods, or on laboratory benches, or anywhere the bottle can be
Attach a two-inch shelf lip to all chemical storage shelves to
prevent bottles from rolling off the shelf. Make your own shelf
lips from wood molding or purchase chemical-resistant plastic
shelf lips from Flinn.
Store chemicals at or below eye level.
Check chemical containers periodically for rust, corrosion, and
leakage. Some chemicals absorb moisture and will expand until
the container splits open.
Dispensing of Chemicals:
Dispense chemicals from a central location (preferably a fume
hood) and place all reagent bottles on a spill containment tray
or absorbent chemical pads. Most plastic cafeteria trays are chemical-resistant
and make good containment trays. A large demonstration tray (76
cm L x 51 cm W x 5 cm D) and chemical absorbent pads are available
Always use a spatula and weighing boat when weighing out chemicals.
Consider attaching a test tube to the side of chemical dispensing
bottles to store the dispensing pipet.
Use microscale experiments whenever possible.
Always recap chemical bottles immediately after use to reduce
spillage if the bottle is tipped over.
Perform all experiments using highly toxic or corrosive chemicals
in work areas designed to contain accidental releases (e.g., use
secondary containment trays in a fume hood.)
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