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Chemical Reactivity Hazards

Chemical reactivity hazards are posed by self-reacting materials such as organic peroxides, pyrophoric material, and polymerizing monomers as well as uncontrolled chemical interactions (e.g.,incompatibilities) even between substances that may not be generally considered reactive. Self-reacting materials can pose hazard by decomposing, polymerizing or rearranging in an uncontrolled manner, even without being combined with other materials. Chemical interactions have the potential for loss or injury consequences. Situations such as a temporary loss of ignition, cooling systems, or electricity can result in uncontrolled reactions. Make sure that you're fully aware of nature of the chemicals used, reaction between chemicals, and factors (e.g. changing concentration, temperature, etc.) that may result in uncontrolled reactions. Proper control methods must be in place for chemical reactivity hazards. See the Chemical Reactivity Hazard links below for helpful information.

For additional information contact Mahdi Fahim at 513-1282