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Chemical Safety Labels – Overview

Chemical safety labels are parts of hazard controls against hazardous chemicals. Correct chemical safety labeling is fundamental factor to workplace safety. Besides, it is also required by legal.

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Chemical safety labels inform potential hazards posed by hazardous chemicals, as well as other important information such as first aid procedure and emergency procedure. Their applications on hazardous chemical containers are very practical on how to use the products safely.

Potential hazards contained in a specific hazardous chemical may in form of physical and health hazards. Physical hazards could be combustible liquid, explosive, compressed gases, flammable, oxidizer, organic peroxide, water reactive and unstable or reactive. Health hazards of hazardous chemical could be carcinogenic (cancer-causing), irritant, corrosive, sensitizer, acutely toxic, chronically toxic, reproductive toxin, hepatotoxins, nephatoxins, neurotoxins, substances that damage the skin, eyes, mucous membranes or lungs, and substances that work on the circulatory system.

Failure to provide correct chemical safety labels or chemical hazard labels can cause injuries, ill health, death, fire and explosion. As an example, when a worker is mixing two chemicals or more without clear labels, could create toxic gases or even explosion. (more…)

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…)

Safety Slogans for Cleaning

A Quick Guide to Safety Slogans for Cleaning

by Lukman Nulhakiem

A swing shift operator slipped on floor and got injured. Two hours before that incident, a day shift operator leaved oil spill on the floor. It caused the floor became oily. This is just a simple example which shows us why keeping the cleaning is very vital for safety.safety slogans keep cleaning

Keeping workplace cleaning can be achieved through different actions. We can include keep cleaning into working procedures or standard operating procedures. It is usually included at the end of the working procedures.

Another option is to remind workers the importance of cleaning and enhance their awareness by utilizing safety slogans for cleaning at the workplace.  (more…)

Spare Sometime for Evaluating The Effectiveness of Your Current Safety Slogans

safety_slogansYou have placed safety slogans around your plant site and workplaces. Your main concern is to promote safety and enhance workers awareness against safety. You want to make the workers always think safety prior to do any activity in the plant site.

Many of you may have read my previous article about 40 Free Safety Slogans for the Workplaces. However, do you measure and evaluate the effectiveness of safety slogans that you have used in your workplace in regular basis? Are they effective enough to make workers always aware about safety? (more…)

15 Preventive Measures against Carbon Monoxide Hazards

Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, many workers in the plant site do not realize its existence in the workplace. Thus, preventive measures hold fundamental safety function in order to reduce carbon monoxide generation, avoid concentration buildup, alert workers about its existence and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

You may have established some preventive measures against CO. But the list below may give you another idea for completing hazard controls against CO. (more…)

Malfunctioning Fuel Monitoring System Might Cause Puerto Rico Fuel Storage Fire

U.S Chemical Safety Board (CSB) exposed its initial investigation over the fire explosion on last October 23, 2009, at Puerto Rico fuel storage depot, which is owned by Caribbean Petroleum Corp in Bayamon, San Juan.puerto-rico-fire

According to CSB, the accident was caused by malfunctioning of fuel level monitoring system that made the gasoline tank overfilled. No employees were aware about the tank overfilling since the computerized level monitoring system was not fully operational, as reported by Reuters. (more…)

Top 13 Reasons Why We Need to Update Hazard Identification

hazard-identification-updateThere are many reasons why hazard identification has to be updated. Ideally, hazard identification or hazard recognition is done before unwanted events such as injury and illness health occurs, because there is still enough time to improve the hazard control.

Here are some reasons why we need to update hazard identification list.

  1. Because we have mentioned updating period in the hazard identification procedure. This is a regular updates. It is the time to evaluate if we had missed a hazard to be identified during the previous hazard identification period.
  2. A new job, task or activity is introduced.
  3. The existing process conditions will be changed.
  4. Current standard operating procedures need to be altered.
  5. We plan to modify plant facility or plant layout.
  6. A new equipment or machine will be installed in the plant site.
  7. When new safety equipment is introduced.
  8. Chemical, catalyst or fuel replacement.
  9. When a new product will be produced.
  10. Plant expansion project is scheduled.
  11. After an incident or accident occurrence.
  12. When a neighbor plant will be built near our chemical plant. It is especially associated with emergency condition, such fire accident or explosion.
  13. As a result of safety audit, safety inspection, safety patrol or self-inspection system.

To make an update, follow my previous post about hazard identification/recognition method. Hazard identification update has to be implemented in the whole workplace area in the plant site. Don’t forget to include contractors and visitor activities in the plant site, non-routine jobs and hazards caused by human factors when we are going to do hazard identification.

Always bear in mind that we have to be a step ahead from the potential hazard and immediately set up appropriate hazard control to manage the risks. Hazard identification is an ongoing process.

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