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What You Need to Know About Eye Washer

Why Eye Washers Important

Eye washer is one of the most important safety equipments in the workplace. In the area where chemicals are used, stored, loaded/unloaded and transported, eye washers are required since splash hazard potentially could happen. They can prevent eyes from getting injured due to chemical splash.

According to CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) in year 2000 there were 300,000 work-related eye injuries in the United States. 70% of all eye injuries cases were mainly caused by contact with materials or objects. Chemicals or chemical products exposures were responsible for 14% from those cases. (more…)

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13 Tips for Company’s Safety Legal Compliance

Having list of safety legal requirements and other requirements is not enough in order to ensure that your company will always comply. There are several factors that needs to be considered appropriately to keep your company complies with all applicable safety legal requirements and other requirements.

Updating the list of safety legal requirements and other requirement is very essential in the stand point of company’s compliance.

The following tips will help you improving safety legal requirement and other requirements identification and evaluation. Ultimately, you will be able to make sure that your company will always comply with those requirements.
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Factors to Consider When Designing Chemical Storage Building

Chemical storage building is used to store hazardous materials (hazmat) and designed from metal building structures. It is safe, inexpensive and environment friendly.

chemical-storage-buildingsChemical storage building is not purposed only for safety but also environment. It plays a vital role in chemical industries, where various hazmat is stored.

There are several factors to consider when you design chemical storage buildings. You need to specify clearly these factors in detail so that the manufacturer could supply chemical storage building that fits with your requirements. (more…)

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Hearing Protection Devices

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Hearing protection devices are used to control high level noise hazards, when engineering and administrative controls can not decrease the noise level. They may come in the form of ear plugs or ear muffs.

In order to know that you are exposed to high level noise hazards, then you should measure the noise level from the sources at your workplace. Each noise source has different nature. It could expose noise hazards in impulsive, intermittent or even continuous manner.

Besides ear plug and ear muffs, there is another hearing protection device available in the market, e.g. canal caps. (more…)

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What Are The Dangers of Chemical Spills?

What are the dangers of chemical spills?” You may ask that question whenever you are trying to identify hazards associated with hazardous chemical spills.

With many hazardous chemicals presence in plant site, chemical spill hazards are much more likely to happen. Spills of acids, bases, highly flammable liquids, toxic chemicals, reactive substances, oxidizing agents and other hazardous chemicals can present real hazards to workers and environment.

Chemical spills can occur at production site, from a storage tank, warehouse area where chemicals are stored, during transportation, at the laboratory or during transferring operation. It means that chemical spills hazards have to be identified at these workplaces and activities. (more…)

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Remembering Union Carbide Bhopal Toxic Gas Tragedy

It has passed 25 years since Bhopal gas tragedy happened. Methyl isocyanate was released into the air and caused thousands of people died in Bhopal, India. Bhopal gas tragedy is one of the most serious chemical plant accidents in this century. (more…)

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