Presenter: Jim Milke
Time-sensitive reactive and unstable chemicals have the special ability to become significantly more hazardous just from storage — safety data sheets do not tell the full story of the hazardous aspects. Based on the requirements in Chapter 9 of NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals, this session will show participants how to recognize and manage the risks for four groups of reactive or unstable chemicals that can become hazardous during storage. This session will help participants understand the significance of the materials by showing lessons learned from chemical events that have occurred due to improper storage and management. Learn how these chemicals change over time and how to store and manage them safely to prevent an emergency situation.