What procedures should be followed for the continued storage of hazardous.chemicals?
Containers of materials that may become hazardous upon prolonged storage shall be dated when first opened. At the end of six months, the material shall be evaluated or tested for continued safe use. Material found to be safe or material that can be treated to make it safe may be re-dated and retained for an additional six-month period. All other material shall be safely discarded. 12. Why is it hazardous to store chemicals where other equipment and supplies are located? There is a greater danger of fire that will produce life-threatening fumes. Many chemicals produce fumes that can attack other items stored in that area, such as connections for AV equipment or electrical wiring. • Why must chemicals be stored away from sunlight? Does that mean I can no longer store chemicals in cabinets that have glass door fronts?