Caring for Our Childen, 3rd Edition (CFOC3)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.5 Storage Areas

5.5.0

5.5.0.5: Storage of Flammable Materials

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Gasoline, hand sanitizers in volume, and other flammable materials should be stored in a separate building, in a locked area, away from high temperatures and ignition sources, and inaccessible to children.
RATIONALE
Flammable materials such as chemicals and cleaners account for the majority of burns to the head and face of children (1). These materials are also involved in unintentional ingestion by children.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
REFERENCES
  1. D’Souza, A. L., N. G. Nelson, L. B. McKenzie. 2009. Pediatric burn injuries treated in US emergency departments between 1990 and 2006. Pediatrics 124:1424-30.
NOTES

Content in the STANDARD was modified on 08/2011.