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.

Production and Maintenance Equipment

1910.106 Flammable and combustible liquids.
(a) Definitions. As used in this section: (9) closed container shall mean a container as herein defined, so sealed by means of a lid or other device that neither liquid nor vapor will escape from it all at ordinary temperatures.

(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.

1910.107 Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials.

(e) Flammable and combustible liquids––storage and handling––(3) Containers. Original closed containers, approved portable tanks, approved safety cans or a properly arranged system of piping shall be used for bringing flammable or combustible liquids into spray finishing room. Open or glass containers shall not be used.

1910.108 Dip tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids.
(a) definitions applicable to this section––(1) Dip Tank. Shall mean a tank, vat, or container of flammable or combustible liquid in which articles or materials are immersed for the purpose of coating, finishing, treating, or similar processes.

(g) Extinguishment––(6) Dip tank covers. (i) Covers arranged to close automatically in the event of fire shall be actuated by approved automatic devices and shall also be arranged for manual operation.

1926.152 Flammable and combustible liquids.
(f) Handling liquids at point of final use. (1) Flammable liquids shall be kept in closed containers when not actually in use.


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