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Safety Information Profile Hazards of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Stored in Plastic Containers.


PB83132308

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Chapman, J.
Page Count 21
Abstract The use of plastic containers for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids is profiled and the potential hazards are described. The general characteristics of polyethylene (9002884) containers are discussed, and the development of standards and specifications for plastic containers is outlined. Current Department of Transportation specifications and tests for polyethylene container are reviewed, and laboratory studies of mechanical properties leading to the failure of polyethylene are cited. The permeation properties of polyethylene are described. The authors conclude that the increasing use of plastic containers and the deficiencies in existing regulations indicate the need for further study in this area.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Plastics
  • Containers
  • Ftammable liquids
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Polyethylene
  • Permeability
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 9002-88-4
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198305
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-80-0042
Safety Information Profile Hazards of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Stored in Plastic Containers.
Safety Information Profile Hazards of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Stored in Plastic Containers.
PB83132308

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Plastics
  • Containers
  • Ftammable liquids
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Polyethylene
  • Permeability
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 9002-88-4
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-80-0042
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