How to Handle Flammable Materials Safely

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to properly store flammable materials, how flash arresters work, what are some of the spontaneously combustible materials, what are the substances that are shock-sensitive, some substances can start a fire by reacting with other materials. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 22 minute full length version.

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Atlantic's Industrial Fire Prevention" training program looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in industrial environments, discusses how fires can be prevented, and explains what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace.

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Video Transcript

Flammable liquids should be stored and sealed spilled proof containers use only approved containers for all flammable liquids especially if you’re storing more than 25 gallons inside the building. Outside storage unit should be kept a safe distance away from buildings. The proper class of fire extinguisher should be mounted within 75 feet of outside areas containing flammable liquids and within 10 feet in any inside storage area. Anyone who works with materials like this should also be aware of all relevant facility policies, not following proper precautions and procedures can kill you. Class C or electrical fires are especially dangerous and difficult to fight.