Other than specific seismic codes for shelves that some states have, there are also the following OSHA regs that might be relevant for storage of flammable liquids: 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(4) & 6; (e)(2), (3) & (6) Flammable liquids must be kept in covered containers or tanks when not actually in use. 1910.106(d)(4)(i) "Construction." ... Wood at least 1 inch nominal thickness may be used for shelving, racks, dunnage, scuffboards, floor overlay, and similar installations. 1910.106(d)(7)(i)(a) At least one portable fire extinguisher having a rating of not less than 12-B units shall be located outside of, but not more than 10 feet from, the door opening into any room used for storage. 1910.106(d)(7)(i)(b) At least one portable fire extinguisher having a rating of not less than 12-B units must be located not less than 10 feet, nor more than 25 feet, from any Class I or Class II liquid storage area located outside of a storage room but inside a building. 1910.106(d)(7)(ii) "Sprinklers." When sprinklers are provided, they shall be installed in accordance with 1910.159. 1910.106(d)(7)(iii) "Open flames and smoking." Open flames and smoking shall not be permitted in flammable or combustible liquid storage areas. 1910.106(d)(4)(iii) "Wiring." 1910.106(d)(4)(iv) "Ventilation." 1910.106(d)(4)(v) "Storage in inside storage rooms." Also, 1910.101(b) General Requirements for storage of compressed gases. 1910.109(c)(1) & 5; (g)(5); (i)(1)-(5) Explosives and blasting agents. >>> Fred Simmons
4/27/2009 5:22 AM >>> As far as I know the below citation is the only one from OSHA. The requirements are spelled out in Fire Codes, Building Codes, and NFPA codes: NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code™ 2006 Edition NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 2003 Edition NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 2008 Edition NEW NFPA 30 Errata Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 2008 Edition NEW NFPA 30B Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products 2007 Edition NFPA 45 Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals 2004 Edition NFPA 55 Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks 2005 Edition NFPA 430 Code for the Storage of Liquid and Solid Oxidizers 2004 Edition NFPA 432 Code for the Storage of Organic Peroxide Formulations 2002 Edition NFPA 434 Code for the Storage of Pesticides 2002 Edition NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals, Metal Powders, and Metal Dusts 2006 Edition NFPA 490 Code for the Storage of Ammonium Nitrate 2002 Edition NFPA 495 Explosive Materials Code 2006 Edition NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code™ 2006 Edition Chrismarlowe Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List 04/27/2009 08:16 AM Please respond to Chrismarlowe To DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU cc Subject Re: [DCHAS-L] OSHA REGULATIONS FOR STORING CHEMICALS ON A SHELF Sara Man: WRT: Does anybody knows the OSHA regulations for storing or keeping chemicals on shelves? When I need an OSHA citation for safe storage of chemicals, I use 29 CFR 1910.176 (b), which requires that "storage of material shall not create a hazard." To comply with this rule, you have to know stuff that's not in the regulations. Consider industry - standard documents, like the Prudent Practices books.
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