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What You Need to Know About Eye Washer

Why Eye Washers Important

Eye washer is one of the most important safety equipments in the workplace. In the area where chemicals are used, stored, loaded/unloaded and transported, eye washers are required since splash hazard potentially could happen. They can prevent eyes from getting injured due to chemical splash.

According to CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) in year 2000 there were 300,000 work-related eye injuries in the United States. 70% of all eye injuries cases were mainly caused by contact with materials or objects. Chemicals or chemical products exposures were responsible for 14% from those cases. (more…)

Safety Signs and Symbols – A Short Guide

Safety signs and symbols are important safety communicating tools. They help to indicate various hazards that present in plant site or workplace. At the same time, they warn workers to always keep watching on those hazards by giving required information and safety instructions.

Safety signs and symbols do not only inform the presence of hazards but also keep workers’ safety awareness. It is very important in reducing accidents at workplace and in chemical plants.

To get the most out of health and safety signs and symbols, you should choose the right one for each work location in plant site. Each work area needs different workplace health and safety signs and symbols. It is because each work area has difference type of hazard. (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…)

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…)

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.

Personal Protective Equipment Safety Video

In this post, I am going to talk about safety video, which will show you about types of personal protective equipments.

In the hazard control hierarchy, usage of personal protective equipments (PPE) is the last protection choices. If engineering controls are neither technically impossible nor result incompletely hazard elimination, personal protective equipment shall be used.

If you are new in a chemical plant or chemical manufacturing operation, you need to follow training about personal protective equipment before you start working. It assures your safety.

To decide which safety equipment you should use, it depends on what kind of job you will do, source of hazard, nature of hazard, exposure time to the hazard and hazard exposure level. For instance, for protecting you from chemical hazards simply read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the chemical to find out what personal protective equipments are recommended to use.

PPE comes in form of eye protection (eye goggle), hearing protection (ear plug), head protection (hard hat helmet), foot protection (safety shoes), face protection (face shield), etc. To understand more about the usage of PPE, you can watch the following personal protective equipment safety video.

Learn also how to do 5-minute safety talk and why safety is important.

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