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Flammable and Combustible Materials Checklist

____ Are combustible scrap, debris, and waste materials stored in covered metal receptacles, and removed from the work site promptly?

____ Are proper storage methods used to minimize the risk of fire and spontaneous combustion?

____ Are approved containers and tanks used for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids?

____ Are all connections on drums and combustible liquid piping (vapor and liquid) tight?

____ Are all flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use?

____ Are Bulk drums of flammable liquids grounded and bonded to containers during dispensing?

____ Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have explosion-proof lights?

____ Do storage rooms for flammables and combustible liquids have mechanical or gravity ventilation?

____ Are safe practices followed when liquid petroleum gas is stored, handled, and used?

____ Are liquefied petroleum storage tanks guarded to prevent damage from vehicles?

____ Are all solvent wastes and flammable liquids kept in fire-resistant, covered containers until they are removed from the work site?

____ Is vacuuming used whenever possible, rather than blowing or sweeping combustible dust?

____ Are fire separators placed between containers of combustibles or flammables when stacked on upon another (to assure their support and stability)?

____ Are fuel-gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders separated by distance, fire-resistant barriers or other means while in storage?

____ If a Halon 1301 fire extinguisher is used, can employees evacuate within the specified time (for that extinguisher)?

____ Are appropriate fire extinguishers mounted within 75 feet of outside areas containing flammable liquids, and within 10 feet of any inside storage area for such materials.

____ Is the transfer/withdrawal of flammable or combustible liquids performed by trained personnel?

____ Are fire extinguishers mounted so that employees do not have to travel more than 75 feet for a Class A fire or 50 feet for a Class B fire?

____ Are employees trained in the use of fire extinguishers?

____ Are all extinguishers serviced, maintained, and tagged at intervals not to exceed one year? Is a record maintained of required monthly checks of extinguishers?

____ Are all extinguishers fully charged and in their designated places? Are extinguishers free from obstruction or blockage?

____ Where sprinkler systems are permanently installed, are the nozzle heads directed or arranged so that water will not be sprayed into operating electrical switchboards and equipment?

____ Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted where appropriate in areas where flammable or combustible materials are used or stored?

____ Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted on liquefied petroleum gas tanks?

____ Are "NO SMOKING" rules enforced in areas involving storage and use of flammable materials?

____ Are safety cans used (for dispensing flammable or combustible liquids) at the point of use?

____ Are all spills of flammable or combustible liquids cleaned up promptly?