Posts Tagged ‘ Occupational Health & Safety ’

An Example of Workplace Safety Manual

workplace-safety-manualsEvery company should have workplace safety manual in place as the main safety reference in the company. Workplace safety manual should cover all aspects in the company operation, mainly in the plant site.

In fact, some companies still have not had effective workplace safety manual. Even, some of them have no workplace safety manual in their companies! So that’s why you need to read this post.

In this post I would like to show a good example of workplace safety manual, which can be downloaded into your computer. (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…)

Machine Safety Guards – Brief Review

Machine safety guards are hazard controls against machines hazards. Machine-related hazards can be appeared during machine installation, operation and maintenance. Machine safety guards are designed to prevent human injury and death as well as equipment damages from these hazards.

machine-safetyIdeally, machine safety guards should be able to eliminate potential hazards from the machine. Otherwise, another hazard control method has to be applied to reduce the hazard level into an accepted level. Selection of hazard control methods should always be referred to hazard control hierarchy.

Machine safety guards are usually designed by the machine’s manufacturer. And the safety precaution related with machine installation, operation and maintenance are mentioned in manufacturer’s manual. However, there may be some potential hazards that appear after the machine installed at plant site, which have not been included in the safety manual. (more…)

Construction Safety Program Examples

This is a short post about construction safety program. In this post, you can find two examples of construction safety programs which can be used as case studies.

Construction works come with various hazards. Falls, slips, hit by object, fire and explosion are some common hazards associated with construction works. Due to its high potential hazards, reliable hazard controls are required to prevent worker from injuries, ill health and death, as well as facility damage. (more…)

Xylene MSDS Download

Xylene is an organic substance that is toxic to blood, nervous system, kidney and liver. Xylene is flammable liquid with flash point 25oC (closed cup). It can be explosive in the form of vapor when is exposed to open flame, spark or heat.

msds-xyleneXylene is generally used as solvent, paint thinner and cleaning agent. Rubber and leather industries are examples of industry that use xylene in their production processes.

Special safety precautions shall be given in case of its handling and storage. All ignition and heat sources have to be kept away from xylene storage. And all equipments containing xylene have to be grounded. Meanwhile, in laboratory, xylene has to be stored in flammable safety storage cabinet. (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…)

Introduction to Hazardous Area Classification

You may already know well about hazardous area classification or hazardous area enclosures within the plant site where you work. Or may be you have already heard about that term once in your lifetime. That’s no problem, because in this article we will uncover the essential matters behind hazardous area classification.

hazardous-area-enclosuresIf you have not known the hazardous area enclosures within your plant site, at first you have to know it. This information is commonly available in as built documents of your plant facilities. It is under electric chapter with sub-title “Hazardous Area Classification”.

This classification was made during the design phases of the plant facilities through risk assessment studies. So, you can use the as built document as reference. (more…)

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