Requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam

Requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam
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What are the requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam? - Thuy Linh (Hanoi)

Requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam

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1. Requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam

Requirements for factories and warehouses in chemical production and trade in Vietnam according to Article 4 of Decree 113/2017/ND-CP are as follows:

- Factories shall satisfy requirements national technical regulations and standards, nature, scale and production and storage technology of chemicals.

- Factories and warehouses shall have emergency exits. The emergency exit shall be clearly marked, lighted and designed to facilitate the escape and rescue in case of an emergency.

- Ventilation systems of factories and warehouses shall satisfy ventilation system regulations and standards.

- Lighting systems shall meet requirements for chemical production and storage. Electrical equipment in factories and warehouses storing flammable and explosive chemicals shall meet fire safety standards.

- Floors of chemical factories and warehouses shall be resistant to chemicals, load and good drainage.

- Chemical factories and warehouses shall have regulations on chemical safety and warning signs hanged in visible places corresponding to the hazards of chemicals.

Such signs shall display information about chemical identification numbers; warning graphics and words. If a chemical substance poses various types of hazards, its warning symbols shall specify all types of such hazards. Instruction signs specifying safety procedures shall be equipped at areas producing hazardous chemicals.

- Factories and warehouses shall have lightning arrester systems or and inspections carried out periodically.

- The bunds should be built around storage tanks to prevent chemicals from exposing to the environment when a chemical emergency occurs and take preventive measures for fire and lightning. 

- Factories and warehouses shall satisfy requirements for fire and environmental safety, occupational safety and hygiene according to regulations of relevant law.

2. Requirements for technology, equipment, tools and packages in chemical production and trade in Vietnam

Requirements for technology, equipment, tools, and packaging in chemical production and trading according to Article 5 of Decree 113/2017/ND-CP are as follows:

- Chemical production technology shall be selected to minimize the threat of chemical emergencies, environmental pollution and ensure fire safety.

- Technical equipment shall satisfy general requirements for safety in accordance with national technical regulations and standards, types of chemicals and technological process to meet the production capacity and business scale. Machines, equipment and materials subject to strict requirements for occupational safety and hygiene and testing measurement equipment shall be inspected, calibrated and maintained in line with regulations on machine and equipment inspection.

- Requirements for packages

+ Containers and packages must be tight, firm and resistant to chemicals, weather and normal impacts when handling. Used packages shall be stored separately. Before filling chemicals, filling station shall check chemical packages and containers and clean the used packages to eliminate the possibility of reaction or fire when filling chemicals. Containers and packages that have been used but not reused shall be collected and disposed of in accordance with regulations of law on environmental protection;

+ Chemical containers and packages shall have labels specifying the contents prescribed in regulations of law on chemical labeling. Chemical labels must be stated clearly and resistant to effects of chemicals, weather and normal impacts when handling.

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