What are the Other Common Groups of Hazardous Materials

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the effects of flammable and combustible materials, what is the difference between flammable and combustible materials, what is flashpoint, what are the flashpoint of a flammable and combustible material, what are considered combustible materials, what are the other liquid fuels we need to watch out in healthcare facilities, how to properly store flammable and combustible liquids, what are the flammable gases.

Video Transcript

Fire is one of the greatest threats to workplace safety and with the present of flammable chemicals the risks of fire and the damage that it can do. For all the risks, flammables are among the most useful chemical you can use they are lubricants and cleaners there are solvents, fumes manufacturing components and many other essential materials. If you are going to work with flammables you need to know how to use them safely, that means knowing how to identify, store and handle them properly. It also means knowing the emergency procedures in case of a spill or accidentally ignition. Flammable liquids are classified by their flashpoint. Flash point is the lowest temperature which a liquid gives off enough vapor to catch fire if the ignition source is present. Combustible liquids have higher flashpoints than flammables so they are not as dangerous. Store flammables away from chemicals that react dangerously with water.