Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 20th, 2011
Topics: Fire Protection | Hazwoper & Emergency Response |

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration

This discussion covers only two sections of 29 CFR 1910.106:

  • Container and portable tank storage, and
  • Industrial plants.

The primary basis of this standard is the National Fire Protection Association’s publication NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. 29 CFR 1910.106 applies to the handling, storage, and use of flammable and combustible liquids with a flash point below 200ºF.

There are two primary hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids: explosion and fire. In order to prevent these hazards, this standard addresses the primary concerns of: design and construction, ventilation, ignition sources, and storage.