OSHA Standard and Requirements for Safe Handling,
Storing and Dispensing of Flammable Liquids

Satisfying OSHA Standards for
Plant Safety
This section should prove of special interest to you and be helpful in selecting the particular safety container device that you need to meet a specific OSHA requirement. To make this job as easy as possible we have taken paragraphs from OSHA Safety Requirements in the CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS and related them to the Protectoseal catalog product section that best satisfies these requirements.

Disposal Equipment

1910.106 Flammable and combustible liquids.
1910.106(e)(2)(a,b & c)
(e) Industrial plants––(2) Incidental storage or use of flammable and combustible liquids––(iv) Handling liquids at point of final use. (a) Flammable liquids shall be kept in covered containers when not actually in use.

(b) Where flammable or combustible liquids are used or handled, except in closed containers, means shall be provided to dispose promptly and safely of leakage or spills.

(c) Class I liquids may be used only where there are open flames or other sources of ignition within the possible path of vapor travel.

1910.106(e)(9)(iii)
(e) Industrial plants––(9) Housekeeping––(iii) Waste and residue. Combustible waste material and residue in a building or unit operating area shall be kept to a minimum, stored covered metal receptacles and disposed of daily.

1910.106(h)(8)(iii)
(h) Processing plants––(8) Housekeeping––(iii) Waste and residue. Combustible waste material and residues in building or operating area shall be kept to a minimum, stored in closed metal waste cans, and disposed of daily.

1910.107 Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials.
1910.107(g)(3)
(g) Operations and maintenance––(3) Residual disposal. Residue scrapings and debris contaminated with residue shall be immediately removed from the premises and properly disposed of. Approved metal waste shall be provided wherever rags or waste are impregnated with finishing material and all such rags or waste deposited therein immediately after use. The contents of waste cans shall be properly disposed of at least once daily or at the end of each shift.

1910.108 Dip tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids.
1910.108(f)(2)
(f) Operations and maintenance––(2) Waste cans. When waste or rags are used in connection with dipping operations, approved metal waste cans shall be provided and all impregnated rags or waste deposited therein immediately after use. The contents of waste cans shall be properly disposed of at least once daily at the end of each shift.

1926.252 Disposal of waste materials.
1926.252(e)
(e) All solvents waste, oily rags, and flammable liquids shall be kept in fire resistant covered containers until removed from worksite.

 

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