Storing and transporting flammable and combustible liquids is a high-stakes endeavor for life safety and environmental protection. However, many of the codes and standards in this area used by federal government agencies are outdated and deficient, according to David Nugent, who has worked in the field of industrial fire protection for more than 30 years.
Nugent shares his thoughts on this issue, as well as the formation of a new group called the Industrial Packaging Safety Alliance, in the latest "Perspectives" feature in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal. As Nugent explains in the article, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently using regulations based on the 1969 edition of NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. That is unsafe for a variety of reasons, Nugent explains, and urging OSHA and other federal agencies to adopt the latest edition of the code is one of the main focuses of the new alliance.
Read more about flammable and combustible liquid storage, federal regulations and what can go wrong when disaster strikes in the new issue of NFPA Journal.