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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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6 Common Mistakes Made in Safety Valve Installation

There are many safety equipments used for releasing or controlling over pressurization in chemical plant operation. One of the most common types is safety valve. Safety valve prevents equipment and piping from damage due to over pressure by releasing certain amount of fluid into the atmosphere.

Safety valves are installed on pressure vessels or high pressure pipe line. They serve as protecting devices. However, because of improper installation, safety valves could do nothing to protect the equipment from over pressurization. So, it is very important to avoid common mistakes made during safety valve installation.

Improper installation of safety valve could endanger plant equipments as well as safety of workers and people inside plant site. You have to know common types of those miss-installations. Here are six common mistakes made in safety valve installation. (more…)

Key Features an Ammonia Gas Detector Should Have

Ammonia is poison gas. It is one of the common chemicals found in chemical industries. The usage of large quantity ammonia such like in refrigeration system and manufacture of other chemicals that use ammonia as raw material, as well as in the ammonia production facilities, existence of ammonia gas detector or NH3 monitor system is a must.

nh3-gas-analyzerHowever, the strong odor of ammonia makes some people just rely on their smell to detect ammonia leak inside their chemical plant and workplaces. They do not realize that correct information about ammonia concentration is very important. We have to know the dangerous level of ammonia which can cause safety and health problem according to ammonia MSDS. And this task can only be measured by an ammonia gas detector.

There are several key features you should consider when you buy ammonia gas detector. You need to consider these key features to get the right ammonia gas detector. (more…)

3 Questions You Should Always Ask About Chemical Safety Labels in Your Workplace

As I wrote in my previous post about chemical safety labels, chemical safety labels hold a very vital role in controlling hazards associated with hazardous chemical storage, packaging, handling and usage. They provide important chemical hazard information, required precautions and emergency actions when an incident involving that chemical occurs.

chemical-hazard-labelsDue its vital position, it is very important to always ensure these chemical safety labels meet safety standards and the applications are consistent to all hazardous chemicals in all type of packaging inside your chemical plant area.

In order to ensure that all the chemical safety labels you use had matched the basic safety standards, there are three basic questions you should always ask all over the time. These questions will serve like a checklist, so that you will always be reminded. (more…)

Forklift Safety Program – Downloadable Examples

forklift-safety-trainingAs one of common lifting tools used in chemical plant, forklift requires special safety program in order to make sure that the forklift operators operate the forklift safely without endangering other workers and plant facility, as well as the chemicals or goods they are lifting.

Forklift safety program is a must. It should be prepared if forklifts are used in your workplace area. Forklift safety program provides clear instructions on forklift operation and safety, including its maintenance.

Relying forklift safety only on your forklift operators’ skills and general safety guidance will not enough. You need to provide forklift safety program. In this post, you will see some examples of forklift safety program, which can be downloaded and used as reference when you need to set up your own forklift safety program. (more…)

11 Basic Facts That You Should Know About Rupture Disk

Rupture disk is one of important safety devices that are commonly found inside chemical plant. Rupture disk or bursting disk is installed to protect system, pressure vessel or equipment from over pressure and or damaging vacuum condition. It is a non-reclosing pressure relief device, according to ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1, 1988 edition.

Over pressure or extremely vacuum condition can cause catastrophic failure and death. So, rupture disk holds an important role to protect plant facility and workers’ safety.

Due to its undoubtedly vital function, it is very important to understand the basic fact about rupture disk. Keep reading this article to know the 11 basic facts that you should know about. (more…)

What Types of Construction Safety Equipment Should You Prepare?

Preparing appropriate types and enough quantity of construction safety equipment are ones of the important steps you have to do to ensure safety during construction work inside your workplace area or chemical plant.

construction-safety-equipmentsYou may rely on your daily safety equipments to fulfill the requirement of construction safety equipments. But, it is not enough. Take a moment to think about it. Construction work is much different with your daily plant operation. You will need different types of safety equipment.

Fail to fulfill the appropriate construction safety equipment will endanger the safety of your construction workers, employees and plant facilities. (more…)

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