There are many different industries that create hazardous waste on a regular basis. This waste needs to be handled and disposed of in the proper way in order to keep people, and the property, safe. A lot of companies that work with hazardous waste will provide lab packs, which give you the materials that are needed to safely store and transport many types of hazardous materials, but how does one ensure that materials are transported in a safe manner? Today, we’ll be learning how to transport hazardous materials safely with the help of lab packs.
Follow All Applicable Regulations
There are many regulations to follow when working with lab packs. By abiding by these regulations, you keep people and the environment safer. One of these rules is to organize chemicals based on their hazard class, shipping name, as well as packing group. You’re not allowed to put materials into the same container unless they share the same packing group, hazard class, or shipping name because this would make disposing of these materials much more dangerous.
Separate Any Substances That Aren’t Compatible
When you transport lab packs, you need to separate any substances that aren’t compatible with each other. This assists in the identification of materials, but more importantly, it stops you from incidentally creating hazardous mixtures that could pose a serious threat.
If you work with a lab packing company, they’ll help you separate your hazardous materials appropriately. This is the safest option available since experts know how to avoid making dangerous mixtures.
Outer and Inner Packing Rules
Lab packs come with inner and outer packaging. The inner packaging containers will typically be made from plastic, metal, or glass. The interior of the drum will have an absorbent material that is chemically compatible with whatever is being stored. This absorbent material is needed just in case a leak were to occur so that chemicals don’t pour from the drum.
Usually, the outer packaging will be a big plastic or steel drum. These drums need to be sealed and labeled with the appropriate warning signs. This lets people know that hazardous materials are in these containers.
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