Secure Hazardous Chemicals For An Earthquake

FLAMMABLE AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
VALUE REALLY? WE HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS?
CONSEQUENCES INJURY, POISONING, FIRE, DEATH
FIX NEEDED ARMS, YOU KNOW THE KIND WITH ELBOWS
COST TO FIX $0

Okay, explain to us why you have toxic or flammable chemicals stored on high shelves in the first place.

High shelves are for spare pillows, stuffed animals and balsa wood airplanes.

Keep your hazardous chemicals on a low shelf, or better yet, in a cabinet with a locking door so they won’t go flying all over the floor during an earthquake. If you do not have a locking cabinet, see the “secure your cabinets” page for the easy answer to cabinet securing.

Secure Hazardous Chemicals Stored On High Shelves For An Earthquake or Watch Your House Go Up in Flames


TOOLS:

  • eyes
  • arms
  • common sense
  • child-safety locks

INSTRUCTIONS TO SECURE HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS FOR AN EARTHQUAKE:

  1. Take a tour of your house.
  2. Look for flammable or hazardous chemicals on shelves.
  3. When you find them above the bottom shelf, rearrange the shelves so they’re on the bottom.
  4. If you’re worried about kids getting into them, put them behind a cabinet you can lock with a child-safety lock, and lock it.

 

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