10 Easy to Follow Forklift Safety Tips for Pedestrians

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Did you know that there are 20,000 forklift-related injuries annually in the United States? And do you usually work in an area where forklift is running? If yes, then you must read this article, 10 Easy to Follow Forklift Safety Tips for Pedestrians, to be safe.

Before going to the tips, lets talk first about the forklift pedestrian accident statistics. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reported that there are 100 deaths every year caused by forklift strikes. 36% of that victims are pedestrians.

In addition, there are 20,000 injuries every year caused by forklift in the United States. It equals to 10% of all industrial accidents. [Continue reading…]

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How to Dispose of 35% Hydrogen Peroxide Safely

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Food grade hydrogen peroxide generally comes in 35% concentration. This means that hydrogen peroxide is 35% and water – as the other ingredient – is 65%.

In beverage and dairy industries, hydrogen peroxide is commonly used as in aseptic packaging process.

It is used as a disinfectant to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses from packaging before food product filled into it.

The lower limit of food grade hydrogen peroxide concentration used for this purpose depends on the aseptic packaging machine. [Continue reading…]

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3 Basic Types of Safety Audit That You Need to Aware About

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A loss control inspection by an insurance company is an example of safety audits. Another example is safety audit based on the Responsible Care or RC safety management system.

In general, there are three basic types of safety audit. One of the distinct difference between them is the audit coverage or audit scope.

But, before we are going to the detail, I am going to show you some important aspect related to the safety audit. [Continue reading…]

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What Are Tree Guards and Why Should You Invest in Them

Whether you’re a farmer, gardener or landscaper, there are some very good reasons to use tree guards to protect your newly planted tree saplings. After all, when you have gone to the trouble of purchasing and planting new trees, sometimes hundreds of trees, the last thing you want is to lose them overnight. So let’s take a look at five reasons why protecting your trees might save you some money and help your new trees flourish.

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23 Turnaround Safety Topic for Chemical Manufacturing Plant

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Yearly plant maintenance or turnaround is the biggest event for a chemical manufacturing plant.

In a turnaround, almost all equipment is opened, checked, repaired, or overhauled. Many personnel – with various skill levels and experiences – are involved.

At the same time, various kinds of hazardous chemicals are exposed to the atmosphere, personnel, and wastewater line.

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20 Ready to Apply Tips on Pre Hot Work Safety Precautions

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There is no doubt that hot work has a huge potential to cause fire accident in the workplace. The key to have a safe hot work is to make a perfect preparation prior to carry out the hot work.

If you are failed to prepare a safe hot work will lead to fire accident, personnel injury and facility damage even disaster.

Beside these potential hazards, there are other potential hazards that are associated with hot work such as hot metals, flying object, sharp object, compressed gas, oxygen deficiency, fumes, electric shock and respiratory damage.

So, what do we have to prepare prior to a hot work?

Follow pre-hot work safety precautions below to avoid those safety hazards.

Pre Hot Work Safety Precautions

  1. The best tips is to avoid hot work, if it is still possible option. Use mechanical bot or flange instead of welding.
  2. Only trained workers are allowed to involve in hot work.
  3. Assign only competent fire watch, safety supervisor and hot work operator.
  4. Move flammable and combustible materials from the hot work area.
  5. Move flammable and combustible materials at least 35 feet away from the hot work area.
  6. If flammable and combustible materials cannot be moved away from the hot work area, use fire-resistant cloth to cover the hot work area.
  7. Secure all the compressed gas cylinders.
  8. Use calibrated pressure gauge for the gas cylinders.
  9. Make sure that all equipment used in the hot work are in good condition.
  10. Inspect all the equipment prior to use.
  11. Install grounding properly.
  12. Make sure that there is no loose connection or bare cable.
  13. Move the hot work area if it is possible, to a safer place.
  14. If hot work will be done in an existing area where flammable material exists, ensure that all remaining flammable material is already washed away.
  15. If hot work will be done in a confined space, get confined space work permit. Study the hazards of confined space to provide appropriate hazard control. And prepare appropriate safety equipment for confined space.
  16. Carry out atmospheric test before the hot work by using the right gas detectors.
  17. LEL or lower explosion limit measurement is also necessary.
  18. Install safety line surrounding the hot work area to prevent unintended visitors
  19. First aid team is ready to give help.
  20. Communication devices are good conditions and ready to use.

Make sure that you have applied safety tips for the workplace besides the above safety precautions.

It is easier to have hot work safety form template to manage hot work in the workplace. You can download them here.

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