• Flammable Safety Cabinets FAQs
  • Lisa

    Lisa Baxter is a Technical Services Specialist and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) coordinator at New Pig. For more than 22 years, Lisa has helped customers find solutions for their leak and spill issues and figure out how to meet reg requirements. She has a bachelor's degree in environmental science.

  • Level Transmittersays:
    06/25/2018 at 6:55 am Reply

    A wonderful list of FAQs about flammable safety cabinets. Safety should the first priority of any industry.

  • Tim Nealsays:
    05/15/2019 at 7:50 am Reply

    What is your reference used to support this statement?
    Question: How many Flammable Safety Cabinets can I have in one area?

    Answer: No more than three safety cabinets may be present in a single storage area. The local authority having jurisdiction (usually a fire marshal) will determine the number based on specific criteria such as ingress and egress, fire suppression / water sprinkler systems, etc. They can mandate whether zero, one, or three cabinets may be placed in any given area. They will also determine how far apart they need to be placed.

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      07/10/2019 at 2:41 pm Reply

      Hi there, thanks for the question. This requirement is taken from 29 CFR 1926.152(b). Although this is a construction regulation, it is regarded as best practice in general industry as well.

  • Justinsays:
    07/31/2019 at 11:31 am Reply

    Can I store flammable chemicals on the inside on the bottom of the cabinet, or do I need to install a raised shelf as to not remove from the spill catching capacity of the bottom area?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      09/23/2019 at 11:04 am Reply

      Thanks for your question! The sump in the bottom of a flammable safety cabinet is designed to catch leaks from any of the containers stored in the cabinet. Most authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) discourage storing items in the sump area, and many consider it a best practice not to store items in the sump; but nothing in federal OSHA, NFPA, UL, FM or IFC codes prohibit it.

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