TITLE

Fire marshals want hazard signs on furniture trucks due to foam

AUTHOR(S)
Andrews, Susan M.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;11/13/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the National Association of State Fire Marshals has petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation to classify polyurethane foam and some products containing it as hazardous material. The association explains that polyurethane foam is flammable and can give off toxic gases when burned. It argues that warning signs on furniture trucks would protect first responders to a fire.
ACCESSION #
23106126

 

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