Underwriter's Checklist for Flammable and Combustible Liquids




1. Are storage tanks constructed, supported, and protected properly?


2. Are storage cabinets properly constructed — given the type of liquid stored in them?


3. Can the storage cabinet adequately accommodate the amount of liquid stored in it?


4. Does the storage area clearly identify that flammable and combustible liquids are present?


5. Will storage containers protect the liquid from ignition?


6. Do personnel follow proper procedures when they fill containers or when liquids are present?


7. Is the area around flammable and combustible liquids free of anything that could cause ignition?


8. During painting/coating processes, are flammable and combustible liquids exposed to ignition sources?


9. If spray applications are used, is there a standard spray booth or room?


10. Is the spray booth or room cleaned regularly?


11. Has the facility installed a fire protection system?


12. Do personnel inspect and maintain the fire protection system regularly?


Additional Resources

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Institutes of Health — Haz-Map Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Hazard Communication: Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards