Since the advent of the industrial revolution, the use of non-water-based chemicals has increased dramatically. Exposure to the hazards associated with these chemicals has also increased. One potential hazard is flammability. To prevent fires, hazardous liquids require special precautions in storage, handling and use. Storage of flammable and combustible liquids is usually a necessity. Whenever flammable and combustible liquids are stored improperly, however, they become a significant fire hazard. Good housekeeping is important wherever any chemicals, including flammable and combustible liquids, are used. Keep all areas where these liquids are stored, handled or used clear of burnable materials. Osha has strict guidelines for the handling and storage of these types of chemicals.
Course Length: 1 hour