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This standard provides basic requirements to protect life and property through prevention and control of fires and explosions involving the use of chemicals in laboratory-scale operations.
NFPA 45 applies to laboratory buildings, laboratory units, and laboratory work areas whether located above or below grade in which chemicals, as defined, are handled or stored. Criteria cover laboratory unit hazard classification, design, and construction; fire and explosion hazard protection; ventilating systems and chemical fume hoods; chemical storage, handling, and waste disposal; flammable and combustible liquids; compressed and liquefied gases; operations; and hazard identification.
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