Flammables and explosives are some of the most dangerous materials used in a laboratory. When working with these substances, employees need to know their characteristics, as well as how to prevent accidents and injuries when using them.
NSC’s training products on “Flammables and Explosives in the Laboratory” discuss the nature of flammable and explosive materials, as well as hazards associated with their use. They also review the proper handling procedures and personal protective equipment that should be used when working with these substances. Available in English. Available individually, or as part of NSC’s 12-program Laboratory Safety Series. Topics covered in these products include:
- Definitions of flammables and explosives.
- Conditions that can create hazards.
- The role of ventilation in preventing problems.
- Transporting flammables and explosives.
- Storage considerations.
- Using compressed gases.
- Emergency planning.
- Disposing of flammables and explosives.