Society depends on the preparation, storage, transportation, use, and disposal of chemicals. Each of these phases introduces risks that, without appropriate information and awareness, can lead to accidents. Thankfully, we have several tools that ensure intelligent, safe chemical management: training, supervision, inspections, safety data sheets, and safety signs.
For many readers of this publication, the necessity of chemical storage signs and the associated compliance with OSHA, NFPA, and DOT requirements are already well-understood, but it is easy to fall so deep into these technical requirements that we start to lose sight of the bigger picture. Why exactly do we need all the chemical hazard signs we see every day?