The following references provide information about the control and prevention of chemical reactivity hazards, including laboratory safeguards.
Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chemical Safety Alert EPA 550-F-04-005, (2005, February). Introduces facilities to the methodology for chemical reactivity hazard management as developed by the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
How to Prevent Runaway Reactions Case Study: Phenol-Formaldehyde Reaction Hazards (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) Case Study EPA 550-F99-004, (1999, August). Includes phenol-formaldehyde reaction hazards. Increases awareness of possible hazards associated with exothermic reactions. Highlights the hazards associated with this and similar cases and provides recommendations to reduce those hazards.
Guidelines for Process Safety in Batch Reaction Systems. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). New York: Wiley-AIChE, 1999. Identifies the singular concerns of batch reaction systems including potential sources of unsafe conditions. Provides a "how-to" guide for the practicing engineer in dealing with them by applying appropriate practices to prevent accidents.
Guidelines for Safe Storage and Handling of Reactive Materials. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). New York: Wiley-AIChE, 1995. Offers guidelines that can significantly reduce the risk or mitigate the severity of accidents associated with storing and handling reactive materials.
Remediation Technology Screening Matrix (RTSM) and Reference Guide, Version 4.0. US Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal Agencies participating in the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), (2002, January).
Chemical Reduction/Oxidization. Describes the unique hazards associated with reduction/oxidization including physical, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards. Also offers effective control methods.
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