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Storage Tank Cleaning Safety

Storage tank cleaning safety is the most important aspect that needs to be considered deeply before doing tank cleaning work. This applies for all storage tanks. In addition, special consideration should be given for tank that is used for storing highly flammable and toxic chemicals.

The following tank cleaning safety tips will help you preventing work accident because of doing this work. Please read those tips carefully and improve your preparation when you find that you have left something.

But, my very first recommendation is to read MSDS or material safety data sheet of chemical contained in the storage tank. Make sure that you have understood precisely about all aspect associated with that chemical. (more…)

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Plant Turn Around Safety Tips

Plant Turn Around or yearly maintenance is a very big event, where almost all equipments will be opened for overhaul. This is the time when a ton of works are carried out at the same time based on a planned schedule, with a large numbers of workers. In this occasion, a group of people from third party also work in your plant site.

There are many types of works and operations carried out at that time. Chemical cleaning, welding, brushing, confined space works, tank clean up, piping modification, work at elevated height, leak test, hydrostatic pressure test, catalyst discharging, catalyst burning operation, and many more. All of those works contains potential risks. If it is not treated properly, then it will result work accidents.

In this case, safety aspect should be treated properly in order to prevent work accidents. Because a lot of works are carried out at the same time, naturally each work will link which each other. So it is very important to make sure safety aspect of each work and not to become hazards source for other works. (more…)

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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…)

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Facts You Should Know About LEL Monitor and LEL Meter

LEL monitor or combustible gas monitor is a very vital aspect in hot work safety. Failure in doing accurate LEL monitor will bring to a catastrophic condition. The same condition will also happen when you use improperly calibrated LEL meter or LEL detector, which is used to measure LEL percentage of combustible gas or vapor in the atmosphere.

Before doing LEL monitor or operating LEL meter, you should know exactly the following facts. They will help you how to do LEL monitor properly. (more…)

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Chimney Safety What Most People Forget

chimney-cleaningTwo days ago from enterprisenews.com I read fire accident that took place in chimney. The firefighters who extinguished the fire said that the fire was caused by creosote buildup in the duct ignited when the fireplace was lit. It was then confined in the chimney.

After the fire, the firefighters reminded all homeowners to do chimney cleaning to prevent chemical buildup inside it. They also said the importance of regular chimney maintenance.

So, what is the relationship between this home fire accident and chemical plant safety? The important point that I would like to deliver is chimney cleaning and chimney safety. Most of us may forget about chimney safety. (more…)

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24 Tips on Step Ladder Safety

Accident statistic shows that a third of all reported falls from height involves ladders and step ladders (thompsons-scotland.co.uk). At least three hundred people a year die in simple falls from ladders (safety-engineer.com).

step-laddersThere must be something wrong with the usage of step ladder if we look at both statistics. In simple word, workers have ignored step ladder safety which could save them from injuries and death due to fall accidents.

Step ladder usage in chemical plant operation will increase during turn around (yearly preventive maintenance) and construction work. Or sometimes step ladder is used when workers need to repair equipment or piping on an elevated area. (more…)

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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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