Adults everywhere recognize this mantra from fire safety lessons they attended as children. When it comes to fire safety, people usually learn how to address a potential fire from a young age, including how to identify and remove fire hazards around their homes.
Unfortunately as adults the rules of fire safety become more complicated. It may not be possible to remove or replace flammable items in the workplace with nonflammable or less flammable substitutes that get the job done, effectively and safely. As a result, people in certain fields are required to work with potentially flammable substances. Just a few examples of spillable flammable substances often found on worksites include:
- paint solvents
- lighter fluid
- certain cleaning agents
- diesel fuel