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Diesel trucks, fuel tank vent systems, refuelling, and the risk of flash fires

This bulletin explores an incident in which the driver of a log transport truck suffered burns to his face from a flash fire that occurred after he removed the diesel tank fuel cap. The bulletin examines the role of fuel tank vent systems and discusses modern diesel fuel and the risk of static ignition. Finally, it outlines safe work practices for truck drivers and their employers, as well as for fuel suppliers.

Publication Date: Aug 2016 File type: PDF (160 KB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2016-09