Chemical Handling Storage And Disposal Checklist

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Chemical Handling, Storage, and Disposal Checklist

Inspection

1. Description of worksite activities


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2. List hazardous chemicals and substances that are handled, stored and disposed of


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People

1. Are all workers trained in safe procedures when working with hazardous chemicals?


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2. Are all employees wearing appropriate PPE?


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3. Are all employees aware of emergency procedures in case of an accident involving hazardous chemicals?


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4. Are all employees aware of the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)?


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5. Do employees follow safe handling instruction of hazardous chemicals?


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6. Do employees wash their hands before and after handling chemicals?


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Working Area

1. Is there an exhaust fan or open window for adequate ventilation, when using hazardous chemicals?


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2. Are eye-wash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where corrosive chemicals are handled?


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3. Is the working area clean and tidy?


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4. Are exit doors unobstructed?


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5. Are chemical spill kits available with instructions on how to use them?


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6. Are respirators stored in a convenient, clean and sanitary location, and are they adequate for emergencies?


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Handling

1. Are all chemical containers clearly labeled?


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2. Are all chemical container lids tightly sealed?


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3. Are all chemical containers free from dents and in good working condition?


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4. Is all packaging free from leakage?


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5. Are chemical substances held in their original container?


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Storage

1. Are hazardous chemicals stored properly?


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2. Is access limited to authorized personnel only?


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3. Does the location and design of the chemical storage rooms and cabinets pass standard regulations?


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4. Is there an accurate inventory for the chemicals?


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5. Are minimum quantities of chemicals stored in the work area?


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6. Are stored liquid chemicals in a suitable bund?


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7. Is illumination sufficient?


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8. Are signs clearly displayed?


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9. Are aisles unobstructed?


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10. Are appropriate fire extinguishers available?


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Disposal

1. Are waste chemicals labeled as waste and stored in a suitable location until final disposal?


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2. Are facilities available for different chemical waste streams (solid waste, liquid waste)?


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3. Are bins clearly marked with their waste stream?


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4. Are containers tightly closed?


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5. Are standard operating procedures established and are they being followed when cleaning up chemical spills?


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6. Is there a dedicated sink for acceptable liquid waste?


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7. Is the sink clearly marked up?


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8. Are “Hazardous Waste” signs in place and clearly visible?


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9. Are waste chemicals disposed of promptly?


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10. Are all waste containers stored in waste storage area?


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11. Are records kept of the chemicals disposed of?


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Completion

1. Any other observations or recommendations


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2. Overall assessment


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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