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Reducing the risk of pentane gas fires and explosions for users of expanded polystyrene foam

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam releases flammable pentane gas. This bulletin gives an overview of EPS foam and its uses, explains the pentane gas hazard, and discusses steps you can take as an employer to reduce the risk of fires and explosions.

Publication Date: Mar 2018 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2018-04