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Safety Cans and Containers FAQs

One gallon of vaporized gasoline can explode with the same force as 20 sticks of dynamite. Safety containers protect workers by minimizing the risk of fires when handling hazardous liquids.

Justrite has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help better explain common concerns of using safety cans and containers in the appropriate way.

How many showers and eyewash stations do I need in my workplace?

The most critical feature in determining the number of onsite showers and eyewash stations needed is proximity. ANSI recommends that any worker should be able to reach the nearest eyewash or shower station within 10 seconds of contact with the hazardous material, regardless of their physical and mental state at the time.  This is often assessed as a maximum distance of 55 feet.  

Safeguard Against Costly Spills

EPA states their mission as “to protect human health and the environment.” To ensure this, EPA has the authority to enforce federal laws. In 2014, they levied $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties and criminal fines, and sentenced defendants to 155 combined years of incarceration.