OSHA CFR 29 - Red Safety Cans

OSHA 1910.106 Table H-12--Maximum Allowable Size of Containers and Portable Tanks for Flammable Liquids

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Container type Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
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Glass or approved plastic............... 1 pt................. 1 qt....................... 1 gal.................... 1 gal.
Metal (other than DOT drums)......... 1 gal................ 5 gal.................... 5 gal..................... 5 gal.
Safety cans....................................... 2 gal................ 5 gal.................... 5 gal...................... 5 gal.
Metal drums (DOT specifications) ...60 gal............. 60 gal................ 60 gal.................... 60 gal.
Approved portable tanks................. 660 gal........... 660 gal.............. 660 gal.................. 660 gal.
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Note: Container exemptions: (a) Medicines, beverages, foodstuffs, cosmetics, and other common consumer items, when packaged according to commonly accepted practices, shall be exempt from the requirements of 1910.106(d)(2)(i) and (ii).

OSHA 1910.106(a)(29) Safety Can

Safety Can shall mean an approved container, of not more than 5 gallons capacity, having a spring-closing lid and spout cover and so designed that it will safely relieve internal pressure when subjected to fire exposure.

OSHA 1910.144: Safety Color Code for Marking Physical Hazards

(a)Color identification – (1) Red. Red shall be the basic color for the identification of ... (ii) Danger. Safety cans or other portable containers of flammable liquids having a flash point at or below 80?F, table containers of flammable liquids (open cup tester), excluding shipping containers, shall be painted red with some additional clearly visible identification either in the form of a yellow band around the can or the name of the contents conspicuously stenciled or painted on the can in yellow.

OSHA 1926.152(a)(1) Only approved containers

Only approved containers and portable tanks shall be used for storage and handling of flammable liquids. Approved safety cans or Department of Transportation approved containers shall be used for the handling and use of flammable liquids in quantities of 5 gallons or less, except that this shall not apply to those flammable liquid materials which are highly viscid (extremely hard to pour), which may be used and handled in original shipping containers. For quantities of one gallon or less, the original container may be used, for storage, use and handling of flammable liquids.

Please consult your local authority having jurisdiction with your questions and for guidance in conforming to laws as they apply to your application. This is only meant for a reference and does not imply a warranty.

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