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From easily flammable liquids to aggressive cleaning agents: Hazardous substances are an important issue at every company that has a laboratory, production line or workshop. Legislators have passed numerous regulations covering this area in order to ensure environmental protection and occupational safety is maintained, and which also ensure a smooth flow of operations. These regulations provide a compass that you can use to find suitable safety and transport containers at KAISER+KRAFT. We're providing you with an overview of the most important aspects to observe when making your selection.
When it comes to hazardous goods handling, there is a whole canon of guidelines and laws to observe and which must be implemented according to the type of operations and the volume of substances in your company, and which define the safety products that are required to do so.
Among others, TRGS 510 ''Storage of hazardous substances in non-stationary containers'' and TRGS 526 (''Guidelines for Laboratories'') and the Occupational Safety Directive (BetrSichV) are of key importance.
TRGS 510, for example, deals with the use of small volumes at the workplace and specifies that the volumes of hazardous substances made available must be limited to the respective daily or shift-based requirements. The stocks must be stored in the appropriate safety containers, for which they must be suitable, and be labelled in accordance with regulations.
The basic tenor of all the guidelines is clear: Every hazardous substance that could adversely affect the environment, safety or occupational health and safety in any way must be stored in appropriate safety containers. This applies for each link in the logistics chain – from goods receipt to storage and dispensing, and continues through to disposal.
There are specific containers, storage facilities and additional safety provisions for each of these steps. The most important regulations, however, all specify similar requirements:
The safety and transport containers available from KAISER+KRAFT are custom made for both specific liquids and hazardous substances, as well as for specific areas of use. This is why you should direct your primary focus on these two aspects when making a selection.
When selecting the material, we recommend taking a look at our Safety container compatibility list. This provides an overview. The purpose of use is the second most important aspect: A safety disposal can has a different structure and provides different properties than a cleaning and immersion tank for cleaning small parts.
Once these aspects have been clarified, then you should turn your attention to the product itself. The most important property is the required content. You should carefully consider how much content is actually needed at each workplace and for each work assignment when using a dispensing container, for example. Don't calculate too generously, as the limitations on volume are a key aspect of minimising hazards.
Once this has been decided, is it always a good idea to take a look at the range of labels and stickers to ensure the products comply with the labelling obligation – as far as the safety and transport containers do not already feature them.
Every single product used for hazardous goods handling and available from KAISER+KRAFT satisfies the strictest safety requirements. More detailed information about this can be found on the respective product page. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.
Depending on the purpose of use and the content, the containers offer important features such as flame traps, dispensing devices, carrying options or pressure relief valves, all of which protect your employees and make their work easier.
Our product range is accompanied by well-thought-out accessories that increase the safety of these product even further. Take a look, for example, in our range of pumps specifically for hazardous substances. Furthermore, we also offer funnels, drum sumps and accessories for drum handling. Or simply ask us how you can organise your hazardous substances management to make it even safer.
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