Table 2-10. Safety Precautions
Don't let anyone smoke in the class III supply
Post NO SMOKING WITHIN 50 FEET
Personnel must know that they are in a
signs where they can be seen
No matches or cigarette lighters
Don't let anyone bring matches or lighters in the
class III supply point.
Don't handle product during electrical storms
Stop loading or unloading flammable products
during an electrical storm or when there is a
threat of one.-.
Dispose of waste safely
Use only self-closing metal containers for
oil- or paint:-soaked waste or rags, and dispose
of them each day.
Equipment must be explosion-proof
Install only explosion-proof electrical
equipment: and fixtures in hazardous area.
Inspect grounding system
Inspect ground wires monthly. Test grounding
system annually or when it suffers mechanical
damage. Replace or repair faulty equipment.
Band and ground equipment
Bond and ground pumps, tank vehicles, and
Have fire extinguishers handy
Place fire extinguishers and other firefighting
equipment within easy reach but where they
will be safe from a fire.
Tend all nozzles constantly while refueling
Don't use nozzles with notched handles.
If you must use notched-handle nozzles,
make sure the notches are modified so that
the nozzles must be held open by hand and
attended at all times.
Try not to spill fuels
Clean up spills at once. Repair leaks at once. If
needed, replace defective hoses, gaskets,
Be aware of hazards of fuel vapors
Avoid, exposure to fuel vapors for long periods.
Make sure work and storage areas are well
Always wear proper clothing
Wear gloves and protective clothing to keep
fuels off the skin.
Never wear nylon clothing when handling
petroleum because high electrostatic charges
build up in such fabric.