About this chapter: Chapter 37 establishes the requirements for storage and handling of combustible fibers, including animal, vegetable and synthetic fibers, whether woven into textiles, baled, packaged or loose. Operations involving combustible fibers are typically associated with salvage, paper milling, recycling, cloth manufacturing, carpet and textile mills and agricultural operations, among others. The primary hazard associated with these operations is the abundance of materials and their ready ignitability.
Smoking shall be prohibited and "No Smoking" signs provided as follows:
- In rooms or areas where materials are stored or dispensed or used in open systems.
- Within 25 feet (7620 mm) of outdoor storage or open use areas.
- Facilities or areas within facilities that have been designated as totally "no smoking" shall have "No Smoking" signs placed at all entrances to the facility or area. Designated areas within such facilities where smoking is permitted either permanently or temporarily shall be identified with signs designating that smoking is permitted in these areas only.
Signs required by this section shall be in English as a primary language or in symbols allowed by this code and shall comply with Section 310.