Flammable Liquid Safety

Flammable Liquid Safety

Ensure a safe workplace environment by learning about the safety principles and hazards of flammable liquids

Vivid Learning
Updated Aug 23, 2018

Flammable and combustible liquids have many uses. For example, they are used in day-to-day operations at industrial and commercial sites as fuels, solvents, and cleaners. However, flammable liquids are also very volatile and under the right conditions they can start a fire.

The flashpoint of a flammable or combustible liquid is the lowest temperature at which the liquid gives off enough vapor, at or near its surface, to start burning. OSHAdefines a flammable liquid as any liquid having a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Examples of flammable liquids include gasoline and turpentine.  

This lesson covers how to correctly apply hazard recognition principles and safetypractices when using flammable liquids in the workplace.