Are containers of flammable liquids tightly capped?
If not tightly closed, vapors may escape that may be flammable or toxic when inhaled. Check containers periodically to make sure they are tightly closed. GASOLINE (Return to Top) The inappropriate use of gasoline is becoming the number one cause of burn injuries and death for adults. Most people don’t realize how easily flammable liquids can burn. The heavier than air vapors can flow invisibly along the ground and be ignited by a flame or spark from a considerable distance. Gasoline and it’s products are often used unsafely for a variety of purposes such as: cleaning of parts and brushes, grease removal, starting grill and trash fires. A potential hazard also exists with the use of gasoline around power equipment, such as: lawn mowers, power saws, mini-bikes and snowmobiles. Particularly dangerous is the use of gasoline to prime automobile carburetors. A spark, cigarette or match can ignite the flammable vapor and cause a major fire and burn injury. There is only one acceptable use for