Category: Safety Tips

Hazard Controls Hierarchy – How to Control Hazards Effectively

The hazard control hierarchy provides a clear way on how to control hazards in the workplace effectively.

There are many kinds of safety hazards in the workplace; chemical hazards, biological hazards, ergonomic hazards, physical hazards, radiation hazards, and environmental hazards.

An accident may happen if these hazards are not controlled effectively.

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21 Chemical Plant Workplace Safety Topics for Meetings

Do you usually have difficulty in getting safety meeting ideas? If you are facing this problem, this post hopefully can help you solve the problem.

The solution is to have a list of various workplace safety topics for meetings.

Talking the same topic in safety meetings will not only make you lose meeting members’ attention but it will also result in a poor-participation meeting.

In addition, having very limited workplace safety topics for meeting is also a problem. Continue reading…

44 Important Safety Precautions Inside the Laboratory

Having a good understanding of safety precautions inside the laboratory is a very first step to keep laboratory safety.

If you ignore these safety precautions, then you will end with an unexpected injury or accident.

So, always make sure that you already understand and implement all of these safety precautions inside the laboratory.

Do not forget to remind other workers with safety slogans for the laboratory. They are effective and simple to use. Continue reading…

Step Ladder Safety Tips That New Workers Should Know

Are you a new worker who uses a step ladder in your daily jobs? Or do you want to improve the safety of step ladder operation? If your answer is yes for both questions, then you should read the step ladder safety tips that I write in this post.

Step ladder safety is a very important topic. That’s why you have to understand this topic very well.

Before we dive into the tips, let’s first see some important facts about the importance of step ladder safety.

According to the statistics data from Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention that in the last 10 years 43% of fatal falls involved ladder use.

In addition, in 2011 there were 113 fatalities in work-related ladder fall injuries. Continue reading…

44 Practical Tips on Safe Handling of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Safe handling of compressed gas cylinders is an important issue in the laboratory, welding workshop, and warehouse. In reverse, improper handling of compressed gas cylinders will cause big safety problems and may cause an accident to happen.

Now, look at the following facts:

From the year 2014 to 2017, OSHA reports that there are 7 fatalities associated with gas cylinder operations. The latest accident happened when an employee died during a welding operation. This number covers only in the US. The world numbers will absolutely be bigger than that.

When you talk about the safe handling of compressed gas cylinders, basically it relates to several aspects; storage, transport, and operation. Continue reading…

31 Confined Space Examples That You Have to Take Care

Since it is very critical for you to know a work is defined as confined space work or not, so I think it will be very valuable if I can show you as many confined space examples as I can.

If you have already read my previous article titled Hazards in Confined Space, you will notice that confined space is defined as a work area that has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.

Other characteristics of a confined space are:

  • It contains harmful gases like H2S, carbon monoxide, etc.
  • Confined space oxygen level is low.
  • It contains material that may harm the person who enters it

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