Robb Angier

Rubbing Alcohol storage in an ASC

Discussion created by Robb Angier on Dec 21, 2016
Latest reply on May 19, 2017 by Lawrence Gallagher

I can't seem to track down the exact answer to this question. 

I work in a small ambulatory surgical center in the DFW area of Texas.  We are currently storing an average of about 10-12 16 oz bottles of rubbing alcohol in our storage room near the operating room.  The room itself is approximately 11' x 11', has good ventilation as well as a sprinkler system. 

Do I need to purchase a special fireproof box to store those bottles in? 

I've looked through the NFPA 30 as well as OSHA but cannot isolate the answer.  If you have the answer to my question, I would love to know where to find the regulation as well. 

Thank you. 

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