I know that I'm am likely stirring the pot on this one but it is a question that has been hotly debated for a number of years and is probably one of the most misunderstood topics. The answer I most often hear in industry is that it is not an OHSA requirement but rather stems from a NFPA standard. Opinions vary greatly even within business units of the same company. I have my opinion and I feel like I can defend my position but I am interested in what the readers of this post believe, and why. Care to give it a shot?
Stephen Benton, CESCP