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SOP FOR STORAGE, HANDLING AND TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL

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1.0 PURPOSE: To describe the procedure for storage, handling and transport of hazardous    chemical.

 

2.0 SCOPE: This SOP is applicable for storage, handling and transport of hazardous chemical.

 

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:  Technical Manager/Quality Manager/QC Chemist

 

4.0 PROCEDURE:

 

4.1STORAGE, HANDLING AND TRANSPORT:

 

4.1.1 Isolate all flammable materials (e.g. diesel, gasoline, paints, solvents, degreasers, oils or gas cylinders). Store them away from the drill rig, kitchen area, office tent, sleeping tents, etc., in cleared, designated and separated areas

4.1.2 Storage areas for hazardous materials must provide protection from weather and direct sunlight, when required. Refer to the MSDS for the requirements of individual substances. Whenever possible, store flammable liquids outdoors or in an isolated structure designated for their storage.

4.1.3 Ensure that the quantities and types of materials stored together are compatible. Avoid storing incompatible materials together (e.g., store acids and bases separately, store empty and full gas cylinders separately, store oxidizers separately).

4.1.4 Use proper and secure storage containers that are appropriate for the materials.

4.1.5 Where required, create appropriate bunding (dyking) to contain any possible spills. Have the appropriate spill containment kits on-site.

4.1.6 Appropriately equipped vehicles should be used for transport.

4.1.7 Ensure materials are properly secured and contained to reduce the risk of leakage, spillage, contamination or reaction.

4.1.8 Ensure proper packaging and labelling of products.

4.1.9 Prepare and carry a hazardous materials manifest and/or Emergency Procedure Guide.

4.1.10 Never transport flammable materials (e.g., fuels, gas cylinders) within a vehicle; transport them safely in the back of a pickup or trayback vehicle.

 

4.2 ENVIRONMENT:

 

4.2.1 Comments The following procedures should be followed to protect the environment:

4.2.2 Remedy any effects immediately. Identify and control contaminated sites.

4.2.3 Understand the environment and know the effects of poorly managed hazardous materials.

4.2.4 Measure effects or changes to the environment (surveys before, during and after use).

4.2.5 Have the necessary spill kits on-site and ensure employees are trained to use them correctly.

4.3 USE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES:

 4.3.1Comments Chemicals can enter your body through:

a.Breathing (inhalation),              b. Contact such as skin or eyes,

c.Swallowing (ingestion),  and      d. Direct blood contact (injection)

4.3.2 Wear appropriate PPE (e.g., gloves, boots, approved chemical goggles, respirator) as            indicated on MSDS chemical warning labels.

4.3.3 Handle all chemicals with care so they do not splash or contact your skin. Do not breathe chemical fumes or swallow chemicals.

4.3.4 Do not smoke around the chemicals.

4.3.5 Label storage containers and those used to temporarily hold chemicals. Never leave chemicals, etc., in an unmarked container. Someone might spill it or misidentify it when you are absent.

4.3.6 All employees must be trained to understand the risks of their exposure to hazardous substances.

4.3.7 The product category symbols for hazardous substances.

 

5.0 ANNEXURE:- Annexure-I Receiving And Issuance Record Of Hazardous Chemical.

 

 

 

 

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