How to properly handle and store lubricants to keep your home and family safe

How to properly handle and store lubricants to keep your home and family safe

  • Keep lubricants properly labelled to avoid confusion
  • Take extra care when labeling lubricants that are stored outdoors
  • Reduce the likelihood of contamination by using different dispensing tools for each lubricant type
  • Store lubricants indoors when possible
  • If lubricants must be stored outside, make sure they’re sheltered from rain, snow and other elements
  • Avoid storing petroleum-based lubricants in humid conditions
  • Avoid outdoor storage of water-based lubricants
  • Store lubricant drums on their sides to reduce the risk of seals drying out and ingestion of moisture
  • Keep drums and pails capped when not in use
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