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7 Hazard Sources That Most Companies Fail to Recognize

Hazard identification is the key to effective hazard control. It is the first thing to do before hazard control methods determined. All safety measures and activities should always be constructed and referred to the results of hazard identifications.

Hazard identification is an on going process. This means that it should be performed in regular period and at the same time updated to evaluate the effectiveness of hazard control methods used for each hazard.

Every time a process created, process condition changed, piping modified, new equipment installed or Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) revised, hazard identification should be updated. It is to assess risks associated with the changes and to ensure that current hazard control methods are still effective.

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Have You Considered The Need of Explosion Proof Forklift?

explosion-proof-type-forkliftI believe that you have recognized potential hazards associated with forklift operation. Physical hazard is the most visible hazard that most of us will give more attention. However, have you evaluated that forklift can cause explosion and fire?

You may ask why. That’s the very basic question. Forklift can potentially generate sparks from electric arc and forks of the forklift. These ignition sources in combination with explosive or flammable atmosphere will create an explosion.

Besides, metal surface such as motor housing and electrical motor enclosure may become hot and reaches auto ignition temperature of the explosive atmosphere. That’s why an explosion proof forklift is required. (more…)

Hydro Testing Signage: Reminds Workers About High Pressure Testing Hazard

Hydrostatic pressure test or hydro testing is a hazardous operation. It has to be treated properly to prevent worker from injury and equipment damage due to high pressure hazard. The risk of hydro testing inclines as the equipment to be tested is used equipment, which had has long lifetime.

There many high pressure hazard control methods available. One of them is hydro testing signage. Hydro testing signage helps workers to always aware about the hazard of hydro testing. When hydro testing signage is used properly, it could prevent workers from injury or equipment damage. (more…)

Machine Safety Guards – Brief Review

Machine safety guards are hazard controls against machines hazards. Machine-related hazards can be appeared during machine installation, operation and maintenance. Machine safety guards are designed to prevent human injury and death as well as equipment damages from these hazards.

machine-safetyIdeally, machine safety guards should be able to eliminate potential hazards from the machine. Otherwise, another hazard control method has to be applied to reduce the hazard level into an accepted level. Selection of hazard control methods should always be referred to hazard control hierarchy.

Machine safety guards are usually designed by the machine’s manufacturer. And the safety precaution related with machine installation, operation and maintenance are mentioned in manufacturer’s manual. However, there may be some potential hazards that appear after the machine installed at plant site, which have not been included in the safety manual. (more…)

H2S Monitor, The Key Factor To Controlling H2S Hazards in The Workplace

H2S-detectionWhat was happened at Tianyuan Manganese Corp in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui (23/12) has reminded me the H2S hazard and the importance of H2S monitor. In that accident at work, according to initial accident investigation three people were died which was caused by H2S gas poisoning. H2S was released when employees was mixing manganese carbonate and sulphuric acid at the plant site.

H2S or hydrogen sulfide has specific odor like rotten egg at the concentration of below 1 ppm in air. However, its odor can not be used as H2S detection method. A reliable and continuous H2S monitor or H2S detection device is exactly required to avoid H2S poisoning. (more…)

Introduction to Hazardous Area Classification

You may already know well about hazardous area classification or hazardous area enclosures within the plant site where you work. Or may be you have already heard about that term once in your lifetime. That’s no problem, because in this article we will uncover the essential matters behind hazardous area classification.

hazardous-area-enclosuresIf you have not known the hazardous area enclosures within your plant site, at first you have to know it. This information is commonly available in as built documents of your plant facilities. It is under electric chapter with sub-title “Hazardous Area Classification”.

This classification was made during the design phases of the plant facilities through risk assessment studies. So, you can use the as built document as reference. (more…)

Forklift Safety Checklist

As one of the lifting equipment in plant site, forklift should receive adequate attention especially about its safety. Various potential hazards are associated with forklift operation. Complete check before forklift operation will ensure not only forklift driver safety, but also other employees and company assets.

forklift-safetyA forklift safety checklist will help ensuring the forklift safety condition. It will help you identify any problem and potential problem with forklift. Having forklift safety checklist is essential and it shall be provided within your plant site.

Questions in the forklift safety checklist should be answered with Yes or No and complete with remark or comment if the answer is No. (more…)

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