The word “chemical” refers to quite a variety of substances, including products you may have in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. However, in terms of chemical logistics, we’re talking about substances that must be handled with special care.
Each class of chemical, hazardous or not, has its own specific requirements. All chemicals must be labeled appropriately regarding class and storage requirements. Some chemicals must be stored independently from others in clearly marked areas. This especially goes for chemicals such as combustibles, which require a separate room equipped with emergency sprinklers.
Everything from storing to shipping involving chemicals must be monitored intensely. Because of the potential dangers, employees must also be specially trained. During transportation, the same rules as storage apply. All warehouses and transportation vehicles must adhere to strict temperature regulations as well as protocols per chemical.
The amount of chemical containers transported and stored is huge: hundreds to thousands to hundreds in a single lab or factory every day.
These chemicals are used for beauty products, medicine and everyday items, among many other things. Ensuring their usability is important for even our health.