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Flammable and explosive materials can be extremely dangerous. Depending on the substance, there is even the possibility of "spontaneous combustion", or reactions set off by equipment that is routinely used in a laboratory. At the same time, many of the substances used in experimentation are flammable, and a number can be explosive under certain conditions. When working with these materials having a knowledge of their characteristics is extremely important. Employees need to know how these materials can be ignited, as well as how to protect themselves when working with flammables and explosives. Employees working with these materials also should be aware of the emergency procedures that should be followed in case of an incident, and how to dispose of these substances when experiments are completed.
To provide employees with the information that they need to work with flammables and explosives safely, this education and training program is designed to review the characteristics of these materials as well as steps that should be taken when working with them.