Safety & Environmental
Fuel Handling has several inherent risks...
1. Fire and explosion
2. Ground water contamination
3. Exposure to carcinogens through vapours or skin contact
4. Emissions affecting air quality
As a result of the above risks, this is a highly regulated industry and fuel handling procedures frequently come under the microscope. Whether you are under the microscope or not, it is extremely wise to take precautions to ensure that your fuel handling procedures are safe and that you and your business are protected from unnecessary liability and prosecution.
British Columbia 's MINISTRY OF WATER, LAND AND AIR PROTECTION has published a very readable document that summarizes statutory requirements and recommended practices. Click on the following link to access this document.
Transportation of fuel is covered under the TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS. For complete details, you can refer to: http://www.tc.gc.ca/tdg/menu.htm.