Chemical Entry Control

Chemical Entry Control

Chemical Entry Control

Chemical Ordering:
PETROMUD policy is that chemical products be purchased through the Procurement Department.
MSDSs should be requested by the individual ordering the chemical at the time the order is made if there is no MSDS on file or if the file copy is more than 2-3 years old.
New Chemicals:
Prior to ordering a new chemical, the MSDS should be obtained and reviewed for hazard information and any special precautions or personal protective equipment requirements. It is the responsibility of the HSE Supervisor to ensure that the necessary hazard assessment is conducted and that all personnel receive training prior to using a new chemical product that presents a new hazard or significantly increases an existing hazard.
Chemical Retention:
Stored chemicals more than 2 years old should be reviewed as to their usefulness and disposed of if they are no longer needed or there is no plan to use them within the next year.
Chemical Spill

Preventative Measures:
The best way to deal with a spill is to prevent it. Good spill prevention measures include:
Reading the MSDS of all new chemicals and following appropriate safety and spill containment measures.
Using secondary containers when transporting bottles of liquid chemicals.
Storing chemicals and chemical wastes in trays or containers with enough capacity to contain any spill or leak.
Keeping work areas where chemicals are used free of clutter
Spill Assessment:
HSE Supervisor should review the chemicals in his/her area and define incidental and hazardous chemical spills by chemical compound and size.