5 Reasons You Should Safely Store Flammable Liquids
If your job site has flammable liquids then it’s essential that you have a safety cabinet that can reduce the chances of an accident and keep you in compliance with various regulations. While this may seem like an obvious point, many job site managers look the other way if flammable liquids are temporarily kept on the job site. Here are five reasons to visit Grove Hardware instead for all the safety equipment you need.
- They should be secured from poor usage
- You’ll be in compliance
- Everyone will be aware of them
- It’s simply a safety precaution
- Protect the environment
Most cabinets you’ll find have a locking mechanism. This prohibits people from using or getting into the flammable liquids without authorization. Remember that most issues that come up from flammable liquids on the job site are accidents. If you can make it more challenging for people to come in contact with these liquids, then accident rates will surely decline.
Both OSHA and NFPA have strict guidelines regarding how chemicals and fuel can be stored. The rules are too long to list here, but if you need help finding the right products that will help you get and stay compliant, let us know.
If you store your flammables safely, you will attach large labels and use bright colors. This immediately identifies them as hazardous and is a great way to prevent accidents from happening. Once again, you can find these and other
job site supplies at Grove Hardware.
Put simply, having your flammable liquids locked up is a safety concern. If there is an emergency, having the liquids in one location, safely locked up, maximizes the amount of time you have to get out of the area safely. It also means that if substances need to be removed from the site for safety reasons, you have just one location to go to get them all.
Not only is it safer to keep flammable liquids in a special cabinet, and not only does it help you avoid penalties for not complying with OSHA and NFPA guidelines, but it’s safe for the environment. If you don’t properly store flammable materials and they leak into the soil, they can pollute more than just the surrounding soil – they can get into the ground water and cause much more serious problems. These poisonous liquids can also have a negative impact on wildlife as well.
Stop by today to learn more about safely storing flammable liquids
If you run a job site then it’s up to you to keep your crew safe and the job site safe as well. At Grove Hardware we offer a wide range of safety equipment, materials, and products. If you’re not sure what the right products are, just stop by or give us a call at 909-544-4331. Our entire staff is educated in these products and understands the industry inside and out. We are here to make your shopping process as easy as possible.