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Forklift Safety Program – Downloadable Examples

forklift-safety-trainingAs one of common lifting tools used in chemical plant, forklift requires special safety program in order to make sure that the forklift operators operate the forklift safely without endangering other workers and plant facility, as well as the chemicals or goods they are lifting.

Forklift safety program is a must. It should be prepared if forklifts are used in your workplace area. Forklift safety program provides clear instructions on forklift operation and safety, including its maintenance.

Relying forklift safety only on your forklift operators’ skills and general safety guidance will not enough. You need to provide forklift safety program. In this post, you will see some examples of forklift safety program, which can be downloaded and used as reference when you need to set up your own forklift safety program. (more…)

What Types of Construction Safety Equipment Should You Prepare?

Preparing appropriate types and enough quantity of construction safety equipment are ones of the important steps you have to do to ensure safety during construction work inside your workplace area or chemical plant.

construction-safety-equipmentsYou may rely on your daily safety equipments to fulfill the requirement of construction safety equipments. But, it is not enough. Take a moment to think about it. Construction work is much different with your daily plant operation. You will need different types of safety equipment.

Fail to fulfill the appropriate construction safety equipment will endanger the safety of your construction workers, employees and plant facilities. (more…)

A Better MSDS Filing with MSDS Binders

msds-binderYou may handle hundreds of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) inside your chemical plant. This is as the consequence of using hundreds of hazardous chemicals for the production process. All the MSDS should be managed properly; otherwise you and your workers could be in danger when handling these hazardous chemicals.

Proper management of MSDS means making those MSDS available at the points of use. They are usually used in areas of incoming inspection, production, warehouse, laboratory, etc. And the existence of MSDS binders could greatly help creating proper management of MSDS. (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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