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Flammable and combustible liquids present a significant danger in the workplace. When stored or used improperly, these liquids can cause significant property destruction, worker injuries, and even fatalities. OSHA provides rules on the safe storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids to help minimize the dangers the liquids impose in the workplace.

The bulk of the OSHA regulations on flammable and combustible liquids are included in OSHA's General Industry regulations, 49 CFR 1910, in Subpart H, Hazardous Materials. Additional rules are found in the OSHA regulations covering the Construction Industry, 49 CFR 1926, Subpart F, Fire Protection. This course focuses on the General Industry Standard, but the relevant fire protection regulations from the Construction Standard are included here, too.

Who Needs This Course?

This course is appropriate for anyone who works around or with flammable and combustible liquids.

What Will You Learn?

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • List the rules and definitions for flammable and combustible liquids, including the rules for safely storing these liquids and the rules for using the liquids in spray finishing and dipping and coating operations.
  • Match safety rules for flammable and combustible liquids with specific workplace settings, including industrial plants, bulk plants, service stations, processing plants, refineries, chemical plants, and distilleries.


OSHA — 29 CFR 1910.106, .108, and .125, and 29 CFR 1926.152

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


Course Features

  • Narration and easy navigation
  • Interactive lessons
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams