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printreg, May, 2003
Definition of a Flammable Liquid & How to Store


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From: Debra Jacobson (djacobson@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:19:56


Most every printing facility uses and stores some flammable material. The following provides OSHA's definition of a flammable material and advice on storage. Note, your insurance company or the local fire department may request that other fire protection measures be taken in addition to OSHA's minimum storage and handling requirements.
Debra Jacobson
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OSHA defines "flammable liquid" at 29 CFR 1910.106(a)(19). A flammable liquid is any liquid having a flash point below 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.), except any mixture having components with flash points of 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.) or higher, the total of which make up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture. Flammable liquids are categorized as Class I liquids, and Class I liquids are divided into three classes as follows:
a.. Class IA: liquids having flash points below 73 deg. F. (22.8 deg. C.) and having boiling points below 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.)
b.. Class IB: liquids having flash points below 73 deg. F. (22.8 deg. C.) and having boiling points at or above 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.)
c.. Class IC: liquids having flash points at or above 73 deg. F. (22.8 deg. C.) and below 100 deg. F. (37.8 deg. C.)

Flammable liquids must be stored according to OSHA standards. For example, flammable liquids must be kept in approved containers, which must be stored in approved cabinets, and not more than 60 gallons of Class I or Class II liquids, nor more than 120 gallons of Class III liquids, may be stored in a storage cabinet.

To access 29 CFR 1910.106 on-line, visit http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1
Title: 29
Part: 1910
Section: 106

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