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Petroleum Products - Safe Handling and Storage

Petroleum products supply 65 percent of our nationís energy. Petroleum-based products fuel our cars, heat our homes, and cook our food. They also help to generate electricity and supply the building blocks for everyday items like soft drink bottles and camping equipment. The US petroleum industry is among the safest in the world, however, there is room for improvement. By knowing how to handle and store liquid petroleum products safely, you can protect yourself, your co-workers, and the environment.

This course provides you with the information needed to safely handle and store petroleum products. It also addresses the hazards of working around petroleum product vapors, as well as how to minimize those dangers. Finally, it presents the different types of fires, fire extinguishers, and protective equipment, in addition to safe storage techniques.


  • 29 CFR Part 1910.106, Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • 29 CFR Part 1910.110, Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Course Code: DOT22