Hazardous Chemical Storage

Proper chemical storage minimizes the health and physical hazards posed by hazardous chemicals found in laboratories, shops and other research facilities. Proper chemical storage technique will:
  • Segregate incompatible chemicals to prevent accidental mixing.

  • Keep flammable materials away from sources of ignition.

  • Prevent hazardous vapors and gasses from building up to dangerous levels or from entering common workplace air.

  • Minimize worker exposures from stored chemicals.

Review the guidance below on the safe storage of hazardous chemicals found in research laboratories, shops and other facilities at NMSU.