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Hazardous Materials Storage Requirements

  1. Label all hazardous materials containers with the identity of the material(s) they contain and the appropriate hazardous warnings (e.g. flammable, corrosive, toxic, etc)

    8 CCR 5194(f); SCCO B11-271(a)(1)

Separation of incompatible Materials
  1. NEW – Chemical Incompatibility guide

    Incompatible materials must be separated both in their primary and secondary containment

    SCCO B11-286(e)

Secondary Containment
  1. Provide secondary containment (e.g. impermeable tray) that is constructed of material that will not be structurally weakened from contact with the hazardous materials or large enough to contain either the 110% of the volume of the primary container, if holding a primary container or the larger of 150% of the volume of the larger primary container

    SCCO B11-286(c)(2)

Monthly inspections of hazardous materials storage
  1. inspect using the BioRAFT application or the paper version. Fix any issues within 30 days and document the correction. Paper records must be kept on-site for three years.

    SCCO B11-286(c)(2)

Emergency Response Equipment
  1. Maintain spill kits on-site

    SCCO B11-293

Chemical Inventory maintained in ChemTracker 4
  1. Maintain an accurate chemical inventory in ChemTracker 4

    SCCO B11-289 B11-313

Life Safety Boxes (LSBs)
  1. Life Safety Boxes (LSBs), located outside of each room containing hazardous chemicals, provide room-specific chemical hazard information to emergency response personnel.

    Hazard labels on the front of the Life Safety Boxes represent the different types of hazards that may be present within the lab. Update your LSB at least annually. Information in the LSBs includes:


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