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Combustible Storage

By storing excess combustible materials improperly, employees not only increase the potential for having a fire, they increase the potential severity of a fire. To reduce the hazards associated with combustible storage, follow these guidelines:

  • Eliminate excess combustible materials such as paper and cardboard.
  • Do not store combustible materials in hallways, stairwells, or mechanical rooms.
  • When stacking materials, leave at least 18 inches between the top of the stack and the ceiling.

May 2011
Revised November 2014