10. Locations where class I liquids are poured or trans-
ferred from one container to another must be
equipped with a continuous mechanical ventilation
system with a capacity of at least 0.3 m3/min/m2.
This system must be able to maintain solvent vapour
concentrations below 25% of the lower flammable
11. If flammable liquids (class I) are transferred from one
container to another more than one metre from elec-
trical installations, these installations must be class I
division 2; if they are transferred at one metre or less,
the installations must be class I division 1.
12. When transferring flammable liquids from one
container to another, grounding must be provided
between the metal containers and the transferring
equipment. Grounding is not required when transferring
from containers made of non-conductive materials
whose volume is 19 litres (5 US gallons) or less.
Approved containers that have been designed for the
type of liquid to be transferred must always be used.
13. If an internal combustion device such as a generator
is used in a building or an enclosed space:
• the device must be used in such a way that it does
not produce hazardous vapours or gases exceeding
the limit values indicated in Schedule I of the
Regulation respecting occupational health and safety;
• the motor’s exhaust gases must be exhausted
• fuels must be transferred when the equipment is
not operating and, if possible, when the motor has
• an appropriate extinguisher must be located near
the equipment when it is operating.
14. Combustible and flammable liquids must be
transported according to the rules for transporting
Safety Rules for the Québec Film and Video
Written by the Technical Committee of the film and video industry’s joint
sector-based working group and produced by the Commission de la santé
et de la sécurité du travail du Québec.
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