Aerosol Cooking Spray Can Explosion Hazard

Did you know that aerosol cooking spray cans present an explosion hazard? There have been numerous incidents were victims have received severe injuries and burns from exploding cans. In some cases, the spray can was approximately 2 feet away from the heat source.  

We at want to raise awareness of this potential cooking spray can explosion hazard. In addition, to providing some safety tips to prevent an explosion per the following:

  • Don’t allow cans to be stored near kitchen ranges or other heat sources.
  • Designate safe storage spaces (e.g. on counters away from heat sources) and inform workers.
  • Apply cooking spray to pans or food at a safe distance away from heat and sources of ignition.
  • Check your workplace periodically to ensure aerosol products are being stored and used safely.


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