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| Standard Number:||1910.106(a)(18)(ii)(a) ; 1910.106(a)(18)(ii)(b)|
July 21, 1975
Cornelius H. Collender
Manager Technical Service
Research and Development
Airwick Industries, Inc.
380 North Street
Teterboro, New Jersey 07608
Dear Mr. Collender:
This is in response to your letter requesting clarification of the OSHA Standard 1910.106(a)(18)(ii)(a) and (b) relating to standards covering greater than 200° flashpoint.
Anything over 200°, although still classified as combustible is exempt from Standards regulation since the Standards failed to include that category. However, this should not be presumed to excuse an employer from providing a safe and healthful workplace in accordance with the Williams-Steiger Act. Therefore, some degree or protection and a great deal of caution should be used in handling and storing substances which are classified above the 200° flashpoint.
The lack of proper precautions could result in a citation issued by a compliance officer.
Please feel free to contact us if there are further questions about OSHA.
Assistant Regional Director
Occupational Safety and Health
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