Flammable Liquids

  • 6 topics | 43m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn easily. However, this is mainly due to the vapors that are given off by flammable liquids – which can ignite and cause fire and explosion – and not the liquid itself. This course is intended for employees who work in environments where flammable liquids are used and stored. It covers the OSHA and NFPA standards for safe handling of flammable liquids, as well as best practices for storing and working safely around flammable liquids. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • define the term flash point
  • recognize the OSHA and NFPA classification schemes for flammable liquids
  • recognize safety guidelines for fire protection equipment kept where flammable liquids are used or stored
  • recognize ways to control ignition sources around flammable liquids
  • identify safe practices for dealing with spills of flammable liquids
  • recognize classification schemes of flammable liquids and safety requirements around flmmable liquids
  • identify safe storage practices for flammable liquids
  • recognize safety requirements for flammable liquid storage cabinets and rooms
  • recognize safety requirements for flammable liquid storage containers
  • recognize how to help prevent safety issues related to piping used for flammable liquids
  • recognize storage guildelines and safety requirements for storage


  • Classification of Flammable Liquids
  • Working Safely around Flammable Liquids
  • Knowledge Check: Classification Schemes and Safety
  • Storing Flammable Liquids Safely
  • Safety Requirements for Containers, Tanks, and Pipes
  • Knowledge Check: Storage Guidelines and Safety