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Last post 07-03-2007, 12:03 PM by TransSafetyConsultants. 5 replies.
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  •  04-21-2007, 11:56 AM 1291

    sgull is not online. Last active: 08-13-2007, 11:12 AM sgull



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  • paint storage

    We have many (50 or so) gallon-size cans of paint (latex as well as enamels), and some 5-gallon size (10 or so) , and quite a few (70 or so) spray cans of paint stored on a rack inside our maintenance workshop at our hotel.  I know there are specific OSHA regulations about storage of such materials, into particular approved fire proof paint cabinets, something of that nature, but cannot find specifics about the regulations. Any suggestions/advice on how to store such material properly, and have it easily seen (to make selections) as well as accessable when needed? thanks  

  •  04-23-2007, 1:18 PM 1294 in reply to 1291

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  • Re: paint storage

    Sgull,

     

    This is a tuff question because of your industry but I hope this help.

    The storage of flammable materials must meet the provisions of the flammable and combustible liquids standard, 1910.106. Specific standards related to the design and construction of inside storage rooms can be found at 1910.106(d)(4). These requirements address things such as, but not limited to, the maximum size of the room, ventilation, fire protection systems, and electrical wiring and equipment inside the room.

     

    This is only the tip of the ice burg! You also have NFPA rules to follow and your local fire department.


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  •  04-23-2007, 1:21 PM 1295 in reply to 1291

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  • Re: paint storage

    I will look at the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) where you should find some specifics on how and where to store it.
  •  04-24-2007, 11:25 AM 1299 in reply to 1291

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  • Re: paint storage

    From what I understand, latex does not meet the criteria of being hazardous since it is water base.  If you have oil as well as latex separate the two and, putting your solvent (oil-based) paints in the fire proof cabinet along with your spray cans.
    I beleive you will find the regs under storage of flammable chemcials...

  •  07-02-2007, 9:59 AM 1496 in reply to 1291

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  • Re: paint storage

    the other areas of concern you should have is look at NFPA guidelines for storage in your facility since they also govern storage. I believe it is NFPA 70 where you need to look for storage requirements.
  •  07-03-2007, 12:03 PM 1499 in reply to 1496

    TransSafetyConsultants is not online. Last active: 12-23-2007, 11:51 AM TransSafetyConsultants



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  • Re: paint storage

    KEEP IN MIND, THAT THE FLAMMABLE STORAGE CABINETS.

     

    BUILT TO MEET OSHA AND NFPA STANDARDS

     

    LABELED IN LARGE LETTERS:

     

    FLAMMABLE--KEEP FIRE AWAY

    • MAXIMUM OF 120 GALLONS OF CLASS I, II, AND III A LIQUIDS (60 GALLONS OF CLASSES I AND II)
    • MAXIMUM OF THREE CABINETS MAY BE LOCATED IN A GIVEN FIRE AREA

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