Guidelines on Storage of Hazardous Chemicals:

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GUIDELINES ON STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: A Guide for Safe Warehousing of Packaged Hazardous Chemicals

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCES MALAYSIA 2005

GUIDELINES ON STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS:
A Guide for Safe Warehousing of Packaged Hazardous Chemicals

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCES MALAYSIA 2006 JKKP: GP (I) 8/2005 ISBN: 983-2014-54-9

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CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOREWORD GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1 2 INTRODUCTION KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 2.1 2.2 2.3 3 The Supplier or Owner of the Chemicals The Warehouse Employer/Owner The Warehouse Keeper/Employees iii v vii ix 1 3 3 3 4 5

LEGAL FRAMEWORK: THE CURRENT LEGISLATION RELATED TO STORAGE HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION 4.1 4.2 4.3 Chemical Safety Data Sheet (CSDS) Classification, Labelling and Relabelling of Chemicals Chemical Register

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CHEMICAL HAZARDS 5.1 5.2 Hazards Arising from Chemicals Hazard Classification

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SITING AND DESIGN OF STORAGE AREA 6.1 6.2 6.3 Siting Site Layout Security

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Design of Warehouse Buildings Outdoor Storage

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WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT 7.1 Controlling Chemical Hazards In Warehouse

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7.2 Warehouse Operation 7.3 Procedures for Receipt of hazardous Chemicals 7.4 Storage Plan 7.5 Chemicals Separation and Segregation 7.6 Amenities and Personal Hygiene 7.7 Personal Exposure and Protection 7.8 First-Aid Facilities 7.9 Training 7.10 Housekeeping 7.11 Spillage and Leakage Containments 7.12 Waste Disposal 7.13 Safety and Health Inspection and Investigation 7.14 Signages EMERGENCIES 8.1 8.2 General Emergency Response Plan

REFERENCES APPENDIX Table 1: Recommendation for the segregation of dangerous substances according to their hazard classification

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
These guidelines may be cited as the Guidelines on Storage of Hazardous Chemicals: A Guide for Safe Warehousing of Packaged Hazardous Chemicals. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health wishes to thank and acknowledge the following organisations and distinguished individuals for their contributions towards the preparation of these guidelines. Representative 1. En. Mohd. Hamidi Mohd. Said 2. En. Lawrence Keong 3. En. Lim Geok Tian 4. En. Timothy Khoo 5. En. Mohd. Saffian Majid 6. En. Norhisham Mohammad 7. En. Sevaraja 8. En. Vellayutham 9. En. Halmi Ahmad 10. Hj. Anuar Mohd. Mokhtar 11. Pn. Muaziah Abdul Rahman 12. Hj. Mohamad bin Jamil 13. Dr. Hj. Zainul Abidin Hussain 14. En. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman 15. Pn. Zaiton Sharif 16. Pn. Habibah Supoh 17. Pn. Salina Tukimin 18. En. Rukairulaizamm Abdul Rahman Organisation Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia Chemical Industries Council of Malaysia 3M Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. 3M Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Port Klang Board Fire and Rescue Department National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau Department of Environment Department of Chemistry Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia Dept. of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia

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The Guidelines has also been endorsed by the Department's Jawatankuasa Dasar chaired by the Director General of DOSH.

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