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Chemical Warehousing: What You Need to Know


Chemical warehousing involves the storage of hazardous materials and requires a substantial investment to ensure safety and compliance. For businesses, a large investment is required for adequate physical storage to comply with the associated practices and protocols for the storage and distribution of chemicals. Hence, most businesses work with a provider of logistic services in Houston, Texas for chemical warehousing.

The U.S Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states under the Hazard Communication Standard that any chemical that presents a health and/or physical hazard is considered a hazardous material. The HCS also breaks down these hazards into nine different classes of hazardous materials.

To operate a chemical warehousing facility, there are several requirements. The requirements depend on the chemical class with specific regulations for safe storage and handling. For instance, flammable liquids and solids must be stored in one classified room away from potential ignition sources. Meanwhile, corrosives require their own room and must be handled with the proper equipment at all times.

Due to the complexity of these rules and regulations, most businesses find this type of warehousing is best left to experts that specialize in chemical land hazmat operations to ensure compliance. Many logistics and warehousing providers also offer other services like freight transportation in Texas for ease of operations. Since these agencies are chemical certified and offer the necessary services, they can help your business save money and offer a more convenient option as well.

Metrix Logistics Group, LLC is an established third-party logistics service provider that specializes in reliable and professional logistics management solutions. In addition to our logistics services, we also offer warehousing services and chemical distribution services to meet your needs. Reach out to us to find out more about our services.

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