Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 09:13:19 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: Follow-up - explosion proof refrigerator
Comments: To: gregfrank**At_Symbol_Here**
Just for the record, 29 CFR 1910.106, Flammable and Combustible Liquids,
requires the same. On the odd chance that the refrigerator will be
outside of the room, but flammables are kept inside the refrigerator,
the fridge would need to meet the requirements of 1910.307, Hazardous
(Classified) Locations. Where there are differences between OSHA
standards and the current fire code, we usually yield to the fire code
and the local fire marshal.

- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>>> "ELIZABETH J FRANK"  7/5/2005 4:52:21 PM

If the new refrigerator will be in the XP storage room then to
the rating you'd need the new unit to be XP.  The fire & building
would have jurisdiction on the electrical rating of the refrigerator
OSHA.  The local fire department (try the fire marshal unless you know
someone else in code enforcement) would be able to provide you with

Greg Frank

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William Munsey
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Follow-up - explosion proof refrigerator

Re:  the explosion proof refrigerator.  I neglected to mention that we
have an explosion-proof chemical storage room with a blow-out ceiling
adjacent to the chemistry lab.  So the question of whether or not we
need an explosion proof refrigerator needs to be answered within that

Dr. William Munsey
Professor of Chemistry
Blue Ridge (VA) Community College

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