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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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7 Hazard Sources That Most Companies Fail to Recognize

Hazard identification is the key to effective hazard control. It is the first thing to do before hazard control methods determined. All safety measures and activities should always be constructed and referred to the results of hazard identifications.

Hazard identification is an on going process. This means that it should be performed in regular period and at the same time updated to evaluate the effectiveness of hazard control methods used for each hazard.

Every time a process created, process condition changed, piping modified, new equipment installed or Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) revised, hazard identification should be updated. It is to assess risks associated with the changes and to ensure that current hazard control methods are still effective.

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Have You Considered The Need of Explosion Proof Forklift?

explosion-proof-type-forkliftI believe that you have recognized potential hazards associated with forklift operation. Physical hazard is the most visible hazard that most of us will give more attention. However, have you evaluated that forklift can cause explosion and fire?

You may ask why. That’s the very basic question. Forklift can potentially generate sparks from electric arc and forks of the forklift. These ignition sources in combination with explosive or flammable atmosphere will create an explosion.

Besides, metal surface such as motor housing and electrical motor enclosure may become hot and reaches auto ignition temperature of the explosive atmosphere. That’s why an explosion proof forklift is required. (more…)

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Project Document: Contractor Safety Manual

construction safety manualsContractor safety manual is one of the main project provisions. It is the main reference for every contractor and it should always be available at least one copy at project site. And you, as project owner, have to ensure its availability during the project execution.

A contractor safety manual or construction safety manual shall be able to provide such information as safety guidance for all project works, potential hazards at site, hazard control methods, hazard communication, responsibility level, personal protective equipment, fire protection, fall protection, ladder safety, scaffolding, work assignment procedure, safety permits, etc. (more…)

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15 Ideas for Workplace Safety Posters

Workplace safety posters can make a big difference. They can prevent an accident at work to occur. Many people can be prevented from doing unsafe actions after seeing such text and graphical messages.

safety-postersWorkplace safety posters are effective ways to remind people about potential hazards at workplace. They can deliver safety message effectively through text and graphical posters. And the good news is that you have full control on designing workplace safety posters for your workplaces.

However, you may have problem in creating workplace safety posters. There is no idea that comes into your mind. That’s no problem. In this post, I’d like share 15 ideas for workplace safety posters. So, keep reading this article to brainstorm idea. (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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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…)

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