Flammable and combustible liquids should be stored in only certain types of approved containers. Containers used by the manufacturers of flammable and combustible liquids generally meet these specifications.
The type of container needed depends on the quantity and class of flammable or combustible liquid. A safety can is an approved container of not more than 5 gallons capacity that has a spring closing lid and spout cover. Safety cans are designed to safely relieve internal pressure when exposed to fire conditions.
A flammable liquid storage cabinet is an approved cabinet that has been designed and constructed to protect the contents from external fires.
Control all ignition sources in areas where flammable liquids are used. Smoking, open flames and spark producing equipment should not be used.
Flammable aerosols are in pressurized containers that may rupture when exposed to fire. As with flammable liquids, these should be stored in a flammable storage cabinet.