Safety products are not only about protecting the worker, but protecting the environment too.
Spill prevention using safety cans and storage cabinets is a great place to start. If a spill does occur, or the work area is routinely spilled or leaked upon,
high-absorbency sorbents will make sure that spill does not get out of control.
OSHA 29CFR 1910.106
OSHA’s Flammables and Combustible Liquids standard, 1910.106, applies to the handling, storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids that have a flash point below 200°F. The two primary hazards associated with these liquids are explosion and fire. This standard addresses the design and construction of containers, ventilation, ignition sources and storage.
• Not more than 60 gallons of Class I and/or Class II liquids, or not more than 120 gallons of Class III liquids may be stored in an individual cabinet.
• Each cabinet must be designed to limit the internal temperature to not more than 325°F when subjected to a 10-minute fire test.
• Cabinets must be labeled as flammable.
Containers and Portable Tanks
• Applies only to storage of flammable or combustible liquids in drums or other containers not exceeding 60-gallon capacities.
• Only DOT-approved containers and portable tanks may be used, and all portable tanks must have provisions for emergency venting.
• Also outlines maximum allowable sizes of various types of containers and portable tanks.