Good housekeeping is fundamental to the prevention of fires and must be maintained at a high standard in all work areas.
Combustible materials such as oil or paint soaked rags, waste and packing material shall not be allowed to accumulate. No more than 20 liters of flammable liquid in a portable container shall be stored at any location. Portable containers shall be of an approved type and plainly labeled to indicate the contents. All propane cylinders and portable containers shall be stored outside or in unheated areas.
Always obey smoking regulations. These are made for the protection of you and of others. Usually the “No Smoking” sign indicates that there are flammable materials or conditions in the area. You cannot see the vapors, but lighting a match could involve you in a fire.
Dispose of all flammable wastes quickly and efficiently. Flammable scrap, wiping rags, or rubbish go in metal containers provided. Gasoline, kerosene, oil, or other flammable liquids go in special containers provided — never pour down drains or sewers.
Know where and how to turn in a fire alarm. Know where the fire extinguishers are kept in your area and know what type fire they are meant for.
Know the fire exit you should use in an emergency.
Help emergency fire brigades, but do not get in their way.
Change your clothes right away if they get soaked with oil, kerosene, naphtha, or other flammable liquid. Not only will changing prevent skin troubles, but also it will prevent a bad burn if the retained vapor catches on fire.
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