Recent College of American Pathologists (CAP) laboratory inspections have led to many questions regarding the segregation and storage of chemicals. In organizing your storage areas, you should consider all possible safety hazards including the safety features of the storage facility, chemical hazards, container integrity, compatibility of chemicals, etc. You should also consider regulatory requirements for storage. It is recommended that all laboratories have a written storage plan for lab workers to use as a reference. The following information may be used as a guide in developing a chemical storage plan for your laboratories.