Fire Prevention Month: Safe Storage of Flammable Liquids
Fires can erupt from common flammable liquids, from gasoline and kerosene to oil and paint. If you have combustible liquids in your facility, it’s crucial that you choose the right cabinet to safely store them. Here are a few things to consider when making your choice.
- Compliance and regulatory requirements
- Type of chemical to be stored
- Capacity needs
- Performance testing
According to OSHA, your safety storage cabinet must be Factory Mutual (FM) approved, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed. It must also comply with your federal, state, and local regulations. Be sure to check with your local Fire Marshall for guidance in your selection.