The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meanings shown herein.
FLAMMABLE SOLID. A solid, other than a blasting agent or explosive, that is capable of causing fire through friction, absorption of moisture, spontaneous chemical change or retained heat from manufacturing or processing, or which has an ignition temperature below 212°F (100°C) or which burns so vigorously and persistently when ignited as to create a serious hazard. A chemical shall be considered a flammable solid as determined in accordance with the test method of CPSC 16 CFR; Part 1500.44, if it ignites and burns with a self-sustained flame at a rate greater than 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) per second along its major axis.
MAGNESIUM. The pure metal and alloys, of which the major part is magnesium.
Each machine shall be equipped with an individual dust-separating unit.
- One separator is allowed to serve two dust-producing units on multiunit machines.
- One separator is allowed to serve not more than four portable dust-producing units in a single enclosure or stand.
Fire-extinguishing materials shall be provided for every operator performing machining, grinding or other processing operation on magnesium as follows:
- Within 30 feet (9144 mm), a supply of extinguishing materials in an approved container with a hand scoop or shovel for applying the material; or
- Within 75 feet (22 860 mm), a portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906.
All extinguishing materials shall be approved for use on magnesium fires. Where extinguishing materials are stored in cabinets or other enclosed areas, the enclosures shall be openable without the use of a key or special knowledge.