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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…)

Tips for Better Lab Safety Supplies Management

lab-safety-suppliesSuccess in managing lab safety supplies will directly affect the performance of safety in laboratory operation as a whole. Laboratory, which contains various hazardous chemicals, pressurized gases, flammable gases and electrical energy, if not properly managed, could present harmful working condition to workers.

Better lab safety supplies management will not only ensure the availability of safety supplies, but also could ensure all workers who work inside the laboratory are protected from potential hazards.

Read the simple tips below for having better lab safety supplies management within your chemical plant. (more…)

Chemical Safety Labels – Overview

Chemical safety labels are parts of hazard controls against hazardous chemicals. Correct chemical safety labeling is fundamental factor to workplace safety. Besides, it is also required by legal.

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Chemical safety labels inform potential hazards posed by hazardous chemicals, as well as other important information such as first aid procedure and emergency procedure. Their applications on hazardous chemical containers are very practical on how to use the products safely.

Potential hazards contained in a specific hazardous chemical may in form of physical and health hazards. Physical hazards could be combustible liquid, explosive, compressed gases, flammable, oxidizer, organic peroxide, water reactive and unstable or reactive. Health hazards of hazardous chemical could be carcinogenic (cancer-causing), irritant, corrosive, sensitizer, acutely toxic, chronically toxic, reproductive toxin, hepatotoxins, nephatoxins, neurotoxins, substances that damage the skin, eyes, mucous membranes or lungs, and substances that work on the circulatory system.

Failure to provide correct chemical safety labels or chemical hazard labels can cause injuries, ill health, death, fire and explosion. As an example, when a worker is mixing two chemicals or more without clear labels, could create toxic gases or even explosion. (more…)

Most Noticeable Lab Safety Equipment

Lab safety equipment is an integrated part of the whole safety system equipments in every chemical plant. Lab safety equipment is provided in order to avoid lab accidents, reduce hazard (chemical, physical and biological) exposure and etc.

lab-safetyVarious analytical works are carried out in laboratory everyday, which involve the use many hazardous chemicals or hazmat. As the consequences, many potential hazards are possible to happen in the laboratory, such as chemical spills, worker exposure to toxic gases, explosion, fire and electric shock.

So that’s why lab safety equipment plays an important role in accident prevention inside the laboratory. It can save workers from death and injuries, and keep your accident statistic remain zero.

Then, what types of lab safety equipment do you have to provide? Here is the list. (more…)

Factors to Consider When Designing Chemical Storage Building

Chemical storage building is used to store hazardous materials (hazmat) and designed from metal building structures. It is safe, inexpensive and environment friendly.

chemical-storage-buildingsChemical storage building is not purposed only for safety but also environment. It plays a vital role in chemical industries, where various hazmat is stored.

There are several factors to consider when you design chemical storage buildings. You need to specify clearly these factors in detail so that the manufacturer could supply chemical storage building that fits with your requirements. (more…)

Truck Safety Checklist – The Operation Guide

truck safetyHazardous chemical transport requires more attentions to achieve safest condition. One factor that directly effect to it is truck safety. Truck that carries such chemical has to be checked completely before leaving plant site.

That’s why a truck safety checklist is very essential in ensuring chemical transport safety. Truck safety checklist will guide the checking process before deciding that a truck is ready to be used for carrying hazardous chemicals.

The truck safety checklists below are examples and can be downloaded to your computer. You can use these truck safety checklists as references, if you have not had your own checklist. (more…)

An Introduction to Spill Containment Pallets

by Lukman Nulhakiem

Dike is designed to contain chemical spills or leaks from tanks. Dike capacity is usually design for holding 110% of the largest tank. Then, how do we contain chemical leaks or spills from drums?

Drums are not designed as leak-proof and that’s why chemical inside the drums can leak or spill. Leaks and spills problem are potentially occur during chemical filling, storing, shipping and unloading.

Spill Containment Pallet

Because drums are put on pallets, the best way to contain chemical leaks or spills is by designing the pallets to be able to contain the leaks or spills. That special pallet is commonly called by spill containment pallets(more…)

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