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Chemical Storage Inspection Checklist

A chemical storage inspection checklist is a guide used to assess the safety and security of a chemical storage facility. It covers areas such as cleanliness, temperature, ventilation, labelling, and emergency response. It helps ensure proper storage and handling of chemicals, protecting both workers and the environment.

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Chemical Storage Inspection Checklist


Describe the worksite activities:
Report/Name hazardous chemicals and substances that are handled, stored and disposed of:


Are all workers aware of emergency methods in case of an accident including hazardous chemicals?
Are all workers aware of the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)?
Do workers follow safe handling instruction of hazardous chemicals?
Do workers wash their hands before and after handling chemicals?
Are all employees trained in safe methods when working with dangerous chemicals?
Are all workers wearing appropriate PPE?


Are eye-wash springs and safety showers provided in spaces where corrosive chemicals are handled?
Is the working area clean and neat?
Are respirators deposited in a convenient, clean and sanitary place, and are they sufficient for emergencies?
Are exit doors unobstructed?
Is there a suction fan or open window for adequate ventilation, when using dangerous chemicals?
Is chemical spill equipment available with instructions on how to handle them?


Are all chemical containers clearly named/marked?
REFERENCE: Chemical boxes are clearly labelled [This is an example of how you can work with Lumiform to include best practice reference images in your templates to help with inspections]
Is all packaging free from leakage?
Are chemical substances held in their original container?
Are all chemical container lids tightly sealed?
Are all chemical boxes free from dents and in good working condition?


Are hazardous chemicals deposited properly?
Does the place and design of the chemical storage rooms and cabinets suit standard regulations?
Are minimum quantities of chemicals deposited in the work area?
Are signs clearly displayed?
Is there a proper inventory for the chemicals?
Are appropriate fire extinguishers available?
Is access limited to authorized personnel only?
Are stored liquid chemicals in a suitable bund?
Is illumination sufficient?
Are paths and ways unobstructed?


Are plants available for various chemical waste streams (solid waste, liquid waste)?
Are boxes tightly closed?
Are “Hazardous Waste” symbols in place and clearly visible?
Are standard operating methods established and are they being observed when cleaning up chemical spills?
Is there a dedicated drain for adequate liquid waste?
Is the sink clearly marked up?
Are all waste containers deposited in the waste storage area?
Are waste chemicals identified as waste and stored in a proper location until final disposal?
Are bins clearly labelled with their waste stream?
Are waste chemicals disposed of promptly?
Are records kept of the chemicals disposed of?


Any recommendations? Or other observations?
Overall assessment:
Full Name and Signature of the inspector:
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Ensure Chemical Safety: Use This Comprehensive Chemical Storage Inspection Checklist

A chemical storage inspection checklist is a document that provides an overview of the necessary measures to ensure the safe storage of chemicals. It outlines the steps to take to ensure compliance with relevant local, state, and federal regulations. The checklist is designed to help identify potential hazards and areas that require attention and corrective action.

The checklist typically includes items such as adequate ventilation, proper labelling, proper storage containers, appropriate temperature and humidity levels, and the presence of appropriate safety equipment. It is important to note that the checklist is not exhaustive and should be tailored to the specific chemical storage area.

The checklist should also include items such as fire-extinguishing systems, emergency lighting, and emergency exits and signs. Additionally, a review of the area should include an assessment of the ventilation system, the presence of any hazardous materials, and the adequacy of the storage containers.

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