Top 4 Questions From the Regulatory Helpdesk
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#4. Why is My Product X when it should be Y? (USA)
Q. Why is my product listed as a Flammable Liquid Category 4, when the product is combustible?
A. Under OSHA Hazcom 2012, a product that has a flashpoint >140°F and <199.4°F is considered a Flammable Liquid Category 4.
This is illustrated in the table below:
Table B.6.1: Criteria for flammable liquids
|Table B.6.1: Criteria for flammable liquids|
|1||Flash point < 23°C (73.4°F) and initial boiling point ≤ 35°C (95°F)|
|2||Flash point < 23°C (73.4°F) and initial boiling point > 35°C (95°F)|
|3||Flash point ≥ 23°C (73.4°F) and ≤ 60°C (140°F)|
|4||Flash point > 60°C (140°F) and ≤ 93°C (199.4°F)|
Once you have the classification, then you can apply the label phrases. The Flammable Liquid Category 4 hazard statement is Combustible Liquid. This is outlined in the table below.
|C.4.19 Flammable Liquids (Continued)
(Classified in Accordance with Appendix B.6)
|Hazard Category||Signal Word||Hazard Statement|
#3. Does my Class 6 placard need to show Class 6.1? (International)
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