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The Importance of Workplace safety Posters

safety posters for the workplaceWorkplace safety posters play an important role in effective safety communications, safety precautions and safety warnings to workers. Workplace safety poster is one kind of safety communication. Their applications in chemical industries are very common, where various potential hazards present.

Safety regulations and legal require the use of workplace safety posters. Generally, these workplace safety posters have to be placed in workplaces where hazards exist. They warn workers about specific hazards that accompany their jobs and naturally appear in such workplaces. (more…)

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Industrial Accident Investigation Procedures

In this article, we will learn about how to investigate an industrial accident. Within this article, we will use term of accident, in order to describe an event that causes injury, property damage or death.

It is extremely important to find out the cause of an industrial accident or workplace accident in general. All accidents that occur in the plant site both minor and major accidents have to be reported as quickly as possible. The accidents are then investigated to identify the causes and set up proper control measures to avoid accident recurrence.

Determining the underlying causes of an accident is one of the most important aspects of workplace accident investigation. (more…)

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Learn From High-Pressure Refrigerant Accident

t2-plant-explosionLast June 20, 2009, a maintenance worker was killed when a high-pressure refrigerant line ruptured and four other employees were injured, at a poultry processing plant in Lumberton, U.S (fayobserver.com). The refrigerant was ammonia. The Department of Labor then found some safety violations that lead to the accident.

At least 20 serious safety violations were found. These findings made the states to fine the company by penalties of $73,325. (more…)

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Eye Safety Video

According to US Department of Labor, each month 30,500 eye injuries occurred in workplaces. Actually, 90% of these eye injuries could be prevented by wearing proper eye protectors (safety glasses). Neither sun glasses nor eye glasses could protect the eyes, even it can severe eye injuries due to broken glasses.

Eye injuries may be caused by chemicals, sparks, small particles and etc. Wear only standard safety glasses, such as safety glasses with ANSI Z87 code marked on it. Don’t forget to choose eye safety glasses with side shield.

To learn more about eye protection, watch the following eye safety video. The eye safety video can also be downloaded to your computer and make it for your future reference. You can do it here.

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