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GENERAL INFORMATION:  Buildings under 'construction are inherently more
hazardous from a fire standpoint than when completed because of the
large amount of combustible construction materials and numerous sources
of ignition.  This results in many costly fires. To combat these
losses, fire safety measures shall be included under section entitled
"Additional General Paragraphs" in specifications:
REQUIREMENTS:  Contract specifications shall reference the Army Corps
of Engineers "Safety and Health Requirements Manual" and shall contain
the requirement that activity fire regulations be followed. In
addition, the following specific items should be included in section
entitled "Additional General Paragraphs" under "Fire Prevention During
1.  All accumulations of combustible material shall be removed from
the building on a daily basis and stored a safe distance from new or
existing construction.
2.  Melting kettles for tar, asphalt and similar materials shall
not be closer than 25 feet to buildings or combustible materials.  Fire
protection shall consist of a minimum of two 20 or 30 pound dry
chemical extinguishers at the melting kettle and the area' of tar
application.  Kettles for heating materials shall be equipped with
proper heat controls and means of agitation to assure controlled
uniform temperatures throughout contents to prevent spot heating.  The
material shall not be heated above the temperature necessary to produce
workable fluidity and in no case above its flash point.
3.  Oil painting materials (paints, brushes, empty paint cans,
rags, drop cloths, etc.) and flammable liquids shall be removed from
the building at the end of each working day and stored in a safe
detached location.  Gasoline or similar liquid shall not be allowed
within the building except in gasoline powered equipment which will be
refueled outside of the building.  Gasoline shall be stored in U.L. or
F.M. approved safety containers.  Adequate ventilation shall be
provided to safely dispose of flammable vapors where flammable liquids
are utilized.
4.  Proper precautions shall be taken prior to performing any hot
work (welding, cutting, etc.).  Combustible materials shall be removed
from the area of hot work or noncombustible shields utilized to guard
against flying sparks or molten metal coming in contact with
combustible materials.
5.  The contractor shall provide an adequate number of the proper
size and type of fire extinguishers in the building as determined by
the Station Fire Chief.


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