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Storage and Handling

Storage and Handling

Cole-Parmer carries a wide selection of safety storage and handling options, including safety cans, safety cabinets, and safety storage cabinets. Many of the products we offer will help you comply with OSHA requirements and are FM approved. Look for these designations on the individual products.

Safety Cabinets

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Safety cabinets provide a convenient and secure means of storage for flammables, corrosives, acids, paints, and ink. To properly assess your storage needs, you must determine the quantity and class of the chemicals you need to house, and ascertain whether they have any special storage requirements. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet or container label for the specific requirements of each chemical. Additional guidelines on storing hazardous materials are available from your local fire marshall or OSHA office. These regulations will help determine the size and type of storage cabinet you require.

Proper segregation of stored chemicals is necessary to prevent incompatible materials from inadvertently coming into contact, in which case fire, explosion, violent reactions, or toxic gases could result. A physical barrier and/or distance, as provided by safety cabinets, is effective for proper segregation. You must also consider the compatibility of the chemical with the cabinet. For example, strong acids and caustics will corrode untreated, metal cabinets. It is best to store these chemicals in non-metallic wood or HDPE cabinets, or in epoxy-coated cabinets designed to prevent rapid deterioration caused by corrosive fluids or vapors.

Safety cabinets serve several critical functions, including:

  • Reducing the risk of fire posed by hazardous chemicals, protecting both personnel and facilities
  • Helping you identify, organize, and segregate dangerous liquids
  • Providing compliance with federal OSHA regulations and state and local fire codes
  • Improving efficiency by allowing solvents to be stored near points of use
  • Improving security with keyed locking mechanisms

Safety Cans

safety can

Safety cans are designed to permit safe handling, storage, transport, or disposal of flammable liquids or waste by controlling any flammable vapors that may be present.

Safety Requirements

To meet OSHA requirements, a safety storage can must:

  • Have a flame arrester
  • Be leakproof
  • Automatically vent vapor
  • Self-close after filling or pouring
  • Have a maximum containment volume of 5 gal (18.9L)

In addition, any portable safety can containing flammable liquids with a flash point at or below 26.7C (80F) must also be emblazoned with a yellow band or stenciled identification marker.

Need help in selecting the best safety can or safety cabinet for your requirements? Let our highly trained Application Specialists provide you with additional product specifications, guide you through safety cabinet selection and maintenance, and offer support throughout the life of the safety cabinet you purchase. They are thoroughly schooled on the products we sell and can answer the most challenging questions.


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SciMatCo Flammable Storage Cabinet, 4 gallon capacity, self-closing door

  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Description: Benchtop
  • Capacity: 4 x 1 gal.
Usually ships in 14 days.
$600.00 USD/EACH


SpillSlope shelves for 90 GAL Justrite Flammable Storage Safety Cabinet

  • Product Type: Shelves(Flammable Storage Cabinets)
  • Capacity: 60 gal.
  • Color: Silver
Usually ships in 7 days.
$104.00 USD/EACH


Eagle Flammable Safety Cabinet, Self Closing, 12 gallon

  • Description: Sliding doors
  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 12 gal.
Usually ships in 15 days.
$731.00 USD/EACH


Eagle Space Saver Acid Storage Cabinet, Manual-Latching Door, 12 Gallon

  • Description: Space saver
  • Product Type: Acid Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 12 gal.
Usually ships in 5 days.
$716.00 USD/EACH


Justrite Compact Cabinets with manual doors, 4 gallon capacity

  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 4 gal.
  • Color: Yellow
Usually ships in 7 days.
$471.00 USD/EACH


Justrite Flammable Storage Safety Cabinet, 90 gallons, sure-grip handle

  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 90 gal.
  • Color: Yellow
Usually ships in 6 days.
$1,466.00 USD/EACH


Flammable Storage Cabinet, Self-Closing Doors, 30 Gallon

  • Description: Sliding doors
  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 30 gal.
In stock.
$1,021.00 USD/EACH


ChemTrap Horizontal Safety Cabinet Filtration, Securifilter, Acid/Organic; 115V

  • Product Type: Safety Cabinet Filtration System
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.55 " W
  • Exterior Dimensions: 10.5 " H
Usually ships in 6 days.
$1,817.00 USD/EACH


Eagle PE Acid And Corrosive Cabinets, 22 Gal, White

  • Description: Under-counter
  • Product Type: Acid Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 22 gal.
Usually ships in 7 days.
$1,075.00 USD/EACH


Eagle PE Acid And Corrosive Cabinets, 44 Gal, White

  • Description: Full-size
  • Product Type: Acid Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 44 gal.
Usually ships in 13 days.
$1,375.00 USD/EACH


Eagle Wall-mount cabinets, Self-closing door

  • Product Type: Flammable Storage Cabinets
  • Capacity: 24 gal.
  • Color: Yellow
Usually ships in 10 days.
$1,090.00 USD/EACH


SciMatCo Full-Size Acid Storage Cabinet, twenty four 2.5 L bottle capacity

  • Product Type: Acid Storage Cabinets
  • Description: Full-size
  • Capacity: 24 x 2.5 L gal.
Usually ships in 7 days.
$915.00 USD/EACH


Usually ships in 9 days.
$101.00 USD/EACH


Modular Quik-Assembly Safety Cabinet Top, 4 Gal., 1 Door, 2 Shelves - Blue

  • Description: Modular
  • Product Type: Chemical Storage Cabinet
  • Capacity: 4 gal.
Usually ships in 8 days.
$267.00 USD/EACH


Eagle 1613 Yellow PE Mobile Drum Spill Bogie/Cart

  • Capacity: Load: 1375 lb
    Spill: 12 gal
  • Product Type: Drum Spill Tray Dolly
  • Dimensions: 42"H x 35-3/4" dia. (106.7 x 90.8 cm) in.
Usually ships in 6 days.
$233.00 USD/EACH


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