Expertise in hazardous substances

Companies that work with hazardous substances have strict legal requirements for handling them in order to be able to guarantee effective occupational safety and environmental protection.

These requirements are not only based on the handling of the substances, but also, above all, on the storage of, for example, flammable substances, poisons or weapons.

For this purpose, there are firmly prescribed specifications as to which substances are to be stored in which containers or cabinets. Some examples of this are:

  • Highly- or extremely flammable substances must never be stored together with gases in a safety cabinet
  • No flammable liquids or solids may be placed in safety cabinets for compressed gases, even if there are no gases in them
  • Corrosive substances that are not flammable (such as inorganic acids and lyes) do not belong in a solvent cabinet, because their fumes destroy it
  • Solvent cabinets outside of laboratories are not allowed to be open, but must always be closed and locked.
  • Store the toxins in a locked laboratory cabinet, safety cabinet or acid / lye cabinet
  • And much more

In order not to lose track of things, it is advisable to seek advice from suitable specialist staff.