OSHA compliant Oily Waste Cans are essential when using solvent soaked cloths and wiping rags. Rags and cloths soaked with thinners, linseed oil, combustible adhesives, and other flammable liquids present a serious fire risk when discarded improperly. The specially designed lid on the Oily Waste Can opens no more than 60 degrees and stays closed when not in use. This isolates the contents of the Oily Waste Can from fire sources and limits oxygen, virtually eliminating a risk of spontaneous combustion. All Oily Waste Cans feature a galvanized steel body construction with durable powder-coat finish.
Compact oily waste cans for use on top of workbenches or counters are ideal for collecting wipes, cotton swabs, or small brushes soaked with solvents, adhesives, or thinners. Countertop style is only 9-1/8-in(232mm) tall and easily accepts small wipes.
Larger Oily Waste Cans are suitable for use in larger garages, by workstations, and other locations where rags are commonly left or ignored. With multiple sizes available for Oily Waste Cans, its easy to find an ideal size for the disposal of old rags. The round construction and elevated base of Oily Waste Cans allow the circulation of air to disperse heat.
Justrite Oily Waste Cans are manufactured galvanized steel a fire resistant material as required by OSHA 1926.252(e). But there is more to an Oily Waste Can design than that. The Oily Waste Can’s self-closing lid limits the inside of the Oily Waste Can of the oxygen that is required to support combustion. The self-closing lid guards the contents from sparks or other heat sources. Oily rags can create an exothermic chemical reaction from the polymerization of oil drying in the absence of air. This is a chemical reaction known to start fires. Always store oily rags in an approved Oily Waste Can.
Do not use Oily Waste Cans with liner bags. The liner can interfere with the OWC’s lid fully closing. A liner can also create a path for an oxygen supply to the bottom of the can. Both conditions defeat the purpose the self-close lid and its ability to deprive the container of oxygen, which inhibits combustion.