Improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemical accidents
In 2005, a university student was helping unload a shipment of hexane into a solvent storage cabinet when a shelf broke, cutting his arm and releasing fumes into the lab.
Here is a statistic that jumped out at me recently: improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemical accidents. Why is that? This is a sad statistic, given that all these accidents are entirely preventable, yet they continue to happen despite the availability of numerous and excellent resources just a few keystrokes away.