What are some hazards of oxidizing materials?
What are the health hazards of oxidizing materials? Oxidizing materials may be toxic or corrosive. Depending on the material, route of exposure (inhalation, eye or skin contact, or swallowing) and dose, they could harm the body. Corrosive oxidizers can also attack and destroy metal.
Can oxidizers and bases be stored together?
When segregating chemicals, acids should not be stored with bases, and oxidizers should not be stored with organic materials or reducing agents. Physical barriers and/or distance are effective for proper segregation.
Is it okay to store flammable and combustible and oxidizers together?
Store flammable and combustible liquids away from incompatible materials (e.g., oxidizers). Use approved equipment, including labelled safety containers, for flammable and combustible liquids. Keep containers closed when not in use. Bond and ground metal containers when transferring flammable and combustible liquids.
What can be safely stored with oxidizers?
Oxidizers must be segregated from organic material, flammables, combustibles and strong reducing agents such as zinc, alkaline metals, and formic acid. Oxidizing acids such as perchloric acid and nitric acid must be stored separately in compatible secondary containers away from other acids.
Are there any chemical hazards associated with oxidizers?
Other oxidizers have similar hazards. Since the purpose of oxidizers is to oxidize, tissues such as lung, skin and eyes are at risk. In the case of oxidizing acids, the hazard is very high and the EHS SOP, Corrosive Chemical Hazards & Risk Minimization should be followed as well.
Are there any dangers associated with corrosive chemicals?
Corrosive chemicals often have several hazards associated with them. Generally corrosives are toxic and may also be flammable. Concentrated aqueous acids and some non-aqueous liquid acids are significantly oxidizing: nitric, perchloric and chromic, for example.
What makes a chemical safe to store in a laboratory?
Segregate acid oxidizers from organic acids, flammable and combustible materials. Segregate acids from bases and active metals. Segregate acids from chemicals which can generate toxic gases on contact (e.g. sodium cyanide). Segregate perchloric acid from reducing agents and organics.
Why are acids and oxidizers not stored together?
If incompatible materials were to come into contact, fire, explosion, violent reactions or toxic gases could result. When segregating chemicals, acids should not be stored with bases, and oxidizers should not be stored with organic materials or reducing agents.