Static electricity is one of the main hazards-associated with flammable industrial solvents.

In June 2022, ESIG has updated the Flammability Guidelines to explain the main characteristics of solvent flammability and provide recommendations for safe handling and use. It includes:

  • a summary of the key recommendations that should be borne in mind when handling flammable solvents;
  • information on solvent flammability characteristics for readers who need a more detailed understanding of the background to the recommended handling procedures;
  • information on the ignition hazards presented by static electricity and details of the associated risk management measures.

Learn about the potential sources of static electricity and how to safely handle solvents in the workplace, download the ESIG Flammability Best Practice Guidelines (only available in English).