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Spraying Ignitable Finishes on Construction Sites

Question asked by jmcmahon on Feb 24, 2016

Are there any regulations regarding what type of spray equipment or safety procedures be used to spray flammables on construction sites?  NFPA 33 Scope 1.1.5 states outdoor spraying applications are not regulated.  However, with recent changes to chemical formulas in the construction industry many products are formulated with over 80 to 95 percent acetone or xylene and are now more flammable than ever.  These products are getting applied with spraying equipment that was not designed for flammables and does not have the typical safety features normally seen in equipment for spraying flammables.