Flammable Storage Cabinet Problems-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flammable Storage Cabinet Problems

There have been a number of incidents where internal shelves of flammable storage cabinets have fallen, apparently due to flimsy or ill-installed clips holding up the shelves.  Given the potential for a significant spill of flammable materials, it would be prudent for you to have a look at your cabinets and check the stability of the interiors shelves.  Most of the problems have been with newer cabinets, though cabinets of any age could have this problem.  Here are some photos of likely problem situations.  In the picture on the right, the storage of the cans is too close to the shelf above and the shelf was dislodged in removing the can.  Check out your cabinets for this problem!

By: Mark Banister, markb2@andrew.cmu.edu, x81493