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| Standard Number:||1926.350(a); 1926.350(a)(10)|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
Oxygen cylinders in storage shall be separated from fuel-gas cylinders or combustible materials (especially oil or grease), a minimum distance of 20 feet (6.1 m) or by anoncombustible barrier at least 5 feet (1.5 m) high having a fire resistance rating of at least one half hour.You provided literature about and described a situation where some manufacturers are fabricating gas cylinder carts with engineered steel fire barriers in order to comply with§1926.350(a)(10). The purpose of the barrier is to allow employers to "store" the cylinders on the cart and still meet the firewall requirement. You ask us if this method of complying with the standard is adequate.
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