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Rule 4123:1-11-04 | Drycleaning.


(A) Electrical equipment.

All electrical equipment shall be located outside the drycleaning room or be of an approved type for hazardous locations when any flammable liquid with a flash point below one hundred degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) is used for drycleaning.

(B) Stills and condensers.

Stills and condensers shall be of substantial construction, mounted on fire-resistive foundations and shall be of a type which will not expose the fluid or vapor to the atmosphere outside the still or condenser during any part of the process of reclamation.

(C) Brushing and prespotting.

(1) Brushing and prespotting operations with flammable liquid solvents shall be performed in a drycleaning room, on a brushing table or in a tub.

(2) Flammable liquid solvents used for brushing or prespotting shall be stored in approved portable safety containers.

(D) Drycleaning with nonflammable liquid solvents.

(1) Where nonflammable solvents giving off air contaminants are used for drycleaning in quantities of more than one gallon, such operations shall be performed in fluid-tight machines, systems or apparatus.

(2) Such apparatus shall be vented to the open air at a point no less than twenty-five feet from any window or other openings, and so used and operated to prevent the escape of air contaminants therefrom into the workrooms and work spaces.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.13, Const. Art. II, Sec. 35
Amplifies: 4121.13
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1964, 9/1/1981