11.0 Storage Procedures

Proper storage of chemicals is important to reduce hazards of chemical reactions that may create hazardous exposure situations, cause fires, or damage equipment and property. The laboratory should select a storage scheme that achieves segregation of incompatible materials. Sample storage schemes that may be used for inventory quantities that are light, light to moderate, and moderate to heavy are available at Chemical Storage Information. Storage guidance may also be found in laboratory and safety catalogs, Safety Data Sheets and container labels.