If you store hazardous materials properly, the chances of fire, spills, and accidents are greatly reduced. A leaking drum of lacquer thinner can be a fire hazard unless the right precautions are taken. Make sure you know the loading and storage chart so you don’t load
Be especially careful when working near power lines attached to your house. Keep equipment and yourself at least 10 feet from lines.
Respiratory Protection-Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required to be provided by companies whose products or manufacturing processes are hazardous to the health of the employee. It is not just up to the company to provide them however, it’s also up to the employee to use them.
Use all precautions to prevent ignition in potentially explosive atmospheres such as those containing flammable liquid vapors or fine particles. Use non-sparking tools, and control static electricity as required.
All gas cylinders should be stored away from flammable liquids, combustible materials, corrosives and toxic materials.Cylinders containing gases of differing hazard, eg toxic, flammable, corrosive and oxidizing (including oxygen) should be stored separately from one another.
Firstly Rescue all the people that are in danger. The first thing you must do is rescue people that are in danger. Follow your fire plan. Get your patients and residents out of danger. Move them to a safe place inside if you can. Move them outside if there is no safe place indoors. Get them out of the area and keep them out.
Don’t use balconies, porches, fire escapes or furnace rooms for storage. Fires starting in these areas can burn undetected.
Always Use and store chemicals safely. Read the label and the Material Safety Data Sheet to determine flammability and other fire hazards. Provide adequate ventilation when using and storing these substances.