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I would like to share another question related to storing hazardous chemicals in Slovenia.

"We are arranging the final details at the chemical warehouse. We need an absorbent for some products that are categorised in storage class 3. Can you advise which absorbent is appropriate?

This is my answer:


"The quality of the absorbent has not been defined in the Rules on technical and organisational measures for the storage of hazardous chemicals. 

It is not recommended to use sawdust or paper as an absorbent for flammable chemicals (class 3). 

You can use for instance sand, river sand or various absorbents offered by various suppliers. I suggest that you search the internet. 

The rules also do not stipulate how much absorbent you have to keep at your warehouse. 

In small warehouses, inspectors are usually "satisfied" if at least 25 kg (1 container) of an absorbent is available. But, don't forget about the empty container that must be provided to temporarily store the contaminated absorbent. 

Sometimes companies buy eco containers to get everything (absorbent, container, broom and dustpan) in a package." 

I hope that my answer was of some help.

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