Published: Sep 1992
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From the beginning of the development of flash point test methods the most important use for them was in government rules, regulations, or laws. Government agencies currently classify flammable liquids by use of these methods. In the United States, the following agencies specify flash point in regulations of flammable liquids under their jurisdiction: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) for regulations of transportation of these materials by sea, air, highway, and rail; (2) the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for regulations of materials in the work place; (3) the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for regulations of materials used in the home; and (4) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for regulations of materials in the environment.