The Role of Safety Cans and Waste Containers in Hazardous Material Handling
Flammable liquids, gases and corrosives must be stored and disposed of safely to protect workers. Make sure your staff adhere to training and established procedures while handling dangerous materials while using caution when doing so.
Best practices for handling and storing chemicals include creating appropriate procedures as well as selecting containers tailored specifically for their material, inspecting them regularly for damages or leaks, separating by compatibility and keeping a backup plan ready in case any of them react negatively with one another.
Safety Cans & Waste Containers
An explosion caused by one gallon of vaporized gasoline can generate the force of 20 sticks of dynamite; therefore it is essential that flammable liquids are stored safely. Misuse can result in fire, property damage and injury or death to your staff members.
Flammable liquids and other hazardous chemicals must be stored in containers specifically designed to store them to prevent fire or explosion. A flammable liquid safety can is an approved storage container equipped with strainers for each fill opening, spring-closing lid designed to vent at 5 psi internal pressure and an overflow spout; plus it has an integrated flame arrestor capable of withstanding temperatures up to 500F.
Department of Transportation (DOT) approved cans are strengthened type II containers designed with additional safety features to transport fluids on commercial vehicles. They feature double interlock, no weld bottom seam and baked-on powder coat finish – ideal for use with gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel. Oily waste cans made with steel and high density polyethylene construction can withstand dents and corrosion better while having markings to distinguish infectious waste from everyday trash and thus prevent cross-contamination.
Plunger Cans for Flammable Liquids
Justrite plunger cans provide safe dispensing of flammable liquids and solvents, with smart-pump technology bringing more liquid up to the top for easier dispensing. Incorporating brass-and-Ryton pump bases as well as perforated upper pan screens which serve as flame arrestors, these safety cans require less time between refills.
Metal safety cans are essential tools for the worksite when it comes to safely storing flammable liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel and other types of chemicals or oils that might ignite. They’re both UL and FM approved with spring-loaded caps that only open when their lid is removed – otherwise remaining closed otherwise. In addition, they feature an internal flame arrester screen inside their spout to protect from outside fire and to stop any accidental ignition during filling or pouring processes.
Poly safety cans provide a convenient alternative to metal containers for the safe storage and dispensing of volatile chemicals and flammable liquids. Their robust construction withstands acidic environments without leakage, while an integrated carbon insert serves as a ground path between their cover assembly and dispensing spout for efficient dispensing.
Bench Cans & Mixing Tanks
Safely store, dispense and dispose of hazardous chemicals, solvents, fuels and other fluids with these spill-resistant storage cans. Leakproof safety cans meet EPA compliance with their easy-to-fill designs and tight seal closures that prevent vapor leaks; their sturdy designs also withstand physical shock during transport. Justrite safety cans come equipped with accessories like funnel hose attachments and plungers for more accurate pouring, while oily waste cans/drain cans serve to store used oil/fluids safely while HPLC disposal lab containers provide a means for collecting solvent waste from HPLC machines.
Keep flammable materials out of direct sunlight and heat sources that could degrade or deteriorate their chemicals, cause their storage containers to break down, or lead to accidental mixing. It’s wise to store incompatible chemicals separately in order to lower the risk of explosions, fires and chemical burns; for instance storing acid-forming solvents separately to lower spontaneous combustion risk and using polyethylene and stainless steel cans with corrosion and rust-resistant coatings for long-term storage purposes.
Hazardous waste containers come in various shapes and sizes; workers should receive proper training on how to store and handle each type, including labeling them by name and storing them safely away from sources of ignition so as to reduce fire hazards.
FM and UL listed oily waste receptacles can help control spills and fires when it comes to oily rags or other flammable waste, providing spill control and fire safety. They feature elevated bottoms that allow air circulation for dissipating heat while their lids block oxygen that could spark spontaneous combustion.
FM approved swab cans can help reduce the risk of explosion by dispensing flammable liquids through flexible metal spouts that fit standard garden hoses, while their self-closing faucet styles prevent accidental leaks or spills. They even come equipped with screens to filter out solids while keeping ice buildup at bay – perfect for cleaning small parts or surfaces using chemicals!