Transporting Chemicals

Transporting chemicals may not only be dangerous to the individual undertaking the transport but to innocent bystanders unaware of the potential hazard. When chemicals are carried, they should be placed in a safety container, acid-carrying bucket, or other appropriate container to protect against breakage and spillage. When they are transported on a wheeled cart, the cart should have wheels large enough to negotiate uneven surfaces without tipping or stopping suddenly. Hazardous chemicals should be transported on freight elevators, wherever possible, so as to avoid exposure to persons on passenger elevators.