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RE: Locked up aerosol paints, fixatives, etc.

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From: Deb M. (dmortl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 10:45:25 PDT


OSHA made us lock all that stuff up in a vented cabinet - one of the big
yellow flammables cabinets that vents outside. I'm surprised they just let
you keep it in a cabinet.....

> All of the aerosol paints, fixatives, and toxic glues are stiored in a
>locked cabinet, about 3'x4' during the school year. Whenever I open it, the
>fumes are quite strong smelling. Would it be safe to leave that stuff in
>there during the summer? Is the stuff so flammable that it could start a
>fire? My classroom does get used all summer (both closets stay locked).
>My one option is to put it into my good sized walk-in closet, instead.
>
> Just wondering 'cause of the fumes.
>
>Thanks for your input,
>
>Jan

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