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Top 5 Benefits You Will Get from Doing Consistent Safety Patrol

Getting updated information about safety in the plant as early as possible is very essential. Most people will rely on site operators’ report to get the updated safety information, because they think that operators go to plant site regularly to check plant operation. It is not bad and no body will blame you if you do this too.

However, doing the same thing in a long period will make your awareness getting decreased. You are doing the job just with instinct. You will feel nothing different since every day you do that job with the same procedure and route.

Then, do you still expect more from this condition? Of course you have options to change how they take operation data from site and doing site patrol at the same time. But, it takes time and you will get huge difference if you ask someone who are rarely doing regular job for that. It is you. (more…)

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Writing MSDS Using MSDS Template

Managing many chemicals inside chemical plant is a regular job for safety officers, safety representatives or safety in charges. It means that at the same time they have to manage many MSDS.

MSDS-templateManaging MSDS of chemicals covers such jobs as writing MSDS, distributing, filing, updating and revising. Writing MSDS may be the most complicated job among them. Even, if they have to prepare those MSDS from a blank sheet.

Writing MSDS using MSDS template can be very helpful. It makes the MSDS writing process simpler and requires shorter time to finish. (more…)

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Employee Safety Training – Top 11 Helpful Checklists

Employee safety training must be the first training topic that is received by every new employee who will work in the plant site prior to receive other training programs. The company is responsible to provide such safety training.

As safety officer or person in charge for the safety matters in your company, you will need to provide an effective employee safety training. Effective training program is required to ensure not only workers’ safety, but also company’s assets and helps company achieving its targets and objectives.

The checklist below will help you in obtaining a better and more effective employee safety training within your organization. This checklist will give you a comprehensive overview. Use them as your basic tool and see what they can do to help you. (more…)

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An Introduction to A 5-Minutes Safety Talk

free-safety-talks According to www.whscc.nb.ca, safety talk is a hands-on way to remind workers that health and safety are important on the job. While www.ofswa.on.ca describes safety talk as a brief meeting held on regular basis with workers and their supervisors to discuss problems and concerns about health and safety. Principally, safety talk deals with specific topic, subject and problem which are health and safety related in the workplace.

The objectives of a safety talk are to remind workers about potential hazards in their workplaces and help workers to recognize and control these hazards.

Safety talks are best delivered by people who are responsible for workers’ safety and health. They may be supervisors, health and safety officers, members of safety committee or anyone with health and safety duties. Even in some companies every worker is scheduled to give safety talk, in order to maintain safety awareness among them.

So what kind of message should we deliver during safety talk? Are there any standard messages? Basically there are no standard safety talk messages. As long as we choose a specific topic, subject or problem which relate to health and safety in the workplace, it will be enough. But the important point is safety talk message has to be well prepared, because it should be finished in about 5 minutes. Please check this page for safety talk example.

Now it is the time to set up safety talk schedule. We can perform it once a week, three times a week or once a day. It merely depends on company’s OHS policy, job risks, workplace conditions and worker’s skills.

Choose most appropriate location where we will do safety talk. Wherever possible, choose the real workplace, or at least as close as possible to the real workplace. For instance, if we would like to perform safety talk about confined space work hazards, do it at a tank, at an opened reactor column or near a vessel.

If possible use real tools, equipments, materials (for example chemicals), procedures and work conditions to demonstrate key points of the safety talk we are talking about, and to make it is easy to be understood.

Don’t forget to make a safety talk record. Record the date, location, leader, attendants and the topic. Make sure that all attendants have signed on the attendant list. Also make a copy of the safety talk material and keep it together with the records for future reference.

Finally, I would like to stress that although safety talks only take 5 minutes to finish, but it helps employers and workers to remind importance of health and safety, recognize and control hazards, and keeps workers awareness alive. Remember, there are much potential hazards inside chemical plant.

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