As a business owner, you likely take steps to protect all kinds of assets, whether they be financial records, copies of employee personal information or basic work tools. However, while many of these items can be kept safely under lock and key in a variety of containers, hazardous chemicals need to be especially protected.
For this, businesses need to purchase safety cabinets that comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association regulations for the handling of these materials. After all, one of the leading causes of fire in the workplace is the improper handling or storage of dangerous materials.
Safety cabinets have a number of benefits, namely that they provide businesses with ways to:
• Contain hazardous chemicals that may cause or contribute to fires, which could further injure personnel or destroy other work property
• Help workers access potentially hazardous material quickly and efficiently near their work stations
• Identify and organize dangerous liquids and chemicals
• Protect these items from misuse with keyed locking mechanisms.
Businesses that are set on purchasing safety cabinets also have a number of other considerations to take into account. For instance, safety cabinets can be purchased in a variety of sizes, from as small as four gallons to as large as 110 gallons. Similarly, cabinets are also made for specific storage areas and can be placed under counters, mounted on walls or stacked on other cabinets.
Your chosen safety cabinet should also be certified by a third-party agency, as this will further help you ensure that you're choosing the right cabinet for your work and compliance needs. At U.S. Safety & Supply, we offer a variety of safety cabinets from acid corrosive safety cabinets to flammable safety cabinets, so be sure to check with our online store for all your safety cabinet purchases.