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Important Notes Taken From DuPont Gas Leak

methyl chloride leakDuPont recently reported the causes of methyl chloride leak from the phosgene unit in last January at its West Virginia chemical plant, which caused one worker died. Phosgene is a hazardous chemical used for manufacturing of pesticide and plastic that can damage the respiratory system.

According to DuPont report that was published in businessweek.com, the causes of the gas leak were aging hoses, corrosion and pressure build up in the line. Combination of these factors had caused hoses failed to function properly. (more…)

Unsafe Action to Leave Forklift Machine Running

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Forklift Operation

A day ago, I found an unsafe action relation with forklift operation that I have never thought it before. When I was inspecting preparation work before product delivery, a forklift driver left the forklift machine running while it was holding 2 tons of hazardous material. The forklift driver was doing another job at an area about 10 meters away from the forklift.

At least two hazards that I was immediately thinking about. First, if the forklift fails to hold the load then the hazardous material will be spilled out. Second, if the forklift accidentally moves it will strike something or somebody in front of it. (more…)

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