Liquid Hazards

Common Safety Violations

A STUD-E Survey is a comprehensive program concerned with the Storage, Transfer, Use, and Disposal of hazardous liquids in an Evaluation format.

Find out if you qualify for this FREE STUD-E survey

What are the benefits of a STUD-E Survey?

Using the right equipment reduces fire risks and environmental concerns. Companies who conduct a STUD-E enjoy:

  • Improved protection for employees: fires kill on average 8 people per week in Canada
  • Improved protection for the company; documented fire prevention
  • Meet insurance requirements for loss prevention
  • Improved handling efficiencies and cost saving opportunities
  • Regulatory code compliance
  • Meet fire prevention requirements for building codes
  • Overall improved safety program

How Does the STUD-E Program Work?

  • Confidential, FREE, no-obligation "walk-trhough" or survey of your facility
  • Similar services from consultants estimated to be $2500 - $3000
  • Conducted by a qualified representative
  • Potential hazards identified
  • Recommendations for proper safety equipment solutions

How do you know if your Facility can benefit from a STUD-E Survey?

Review these common hazardous liquid safety violations. If you've seen any of these if your facility a STUD-E may be the right choice for you:

  • Includes buckets, bottles, drums, and other containers
  • Easy to spill and create greater hazards
  • Not protected from ignition sources
  • Can give off toxic fumes

  • Plastic coffee containers, tin cans, or other non-regulated containers being used to hold flammable liquids
  • Not protected from ignition sources
  • Regulated safety containers have self-closing lids, flame arresters, are fire tested for venting, are drop tested, AND allow you to increase maximum allowable quantities of flammable liquids in a given area of your facility

  • Recognizable when flammable liquids are not being stored in cabinets, or there are too many to fit into existing cabinets
  • Safety cabinets help to organize hazards, and allow escape time in case of fire
  • Safety cabinets also allow you to increase maximum allowable quantities of flammable liquids in a given area of your facility

  • Drilling holes to hold padlocks, add stability, or otherwise modifying a safety cabinets will void the FM/ULC approvals, removing the benefits of a safety cabinet
  • Specialty high security cabinets or seismic brackets can solve these problems without voiding the cabinets approvals
  • Modified cabinets do not meet fire safety regulations and will need to be replaced

  • The drying of rags soaked in certain fluids (such as solvents, thinners, linseed oil, combustible adhesives, to name a few) causes an exothermic reaction that, if the rags are not properly disposed of, can cause combustion
  • Standard waste containers are not designed to accommodate this type of waste
  • Oily waste cans are designed to disperse heat, prevent combustion, and contain the fire should combustion occur
  • Oily waste containers should be emptied nightly into an outdoor, tightly closed, non-combustible container

  • Examples include waste drums without safety vents, or oily waste not being removed from the building on a nightly basis
  • Waste disposal equipment and methods are important measures in fire prevention
  • All combustible waste should be properly disposed of using safety waste containers and accessories

  • Build up of static electricity charge can have disastrous results
  • Grounding to an earth source prevents the build up of static electricity, preventing the discharge of vapor-igniting sparks
  • Static electricity can build up on people; even employees should be grounded when dispensing Class I flammable liquids

  • Commercial vehicles transporting flammable/combustible liquids must use FM/UN approved safety containers
  • Specialty transportation cans offer the added protection of special roll-bar construction for over-the-road transport

  • Drums and other containers containing flammable liquids that are resting directly on the floor are a hazardous safety violation
  • Protect your facility and the environment by using secondary spill control pallets to contain leaks and accidental overflows