Factors to Consider When Designing Chemical Storage Building

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

It is not purposed only for safety but also for the environment. It plays a vital role in chemical industries, where various hazardous materials are stored.

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A Short Guide to Hearing Protection Devices

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Hearing protection devices are used to control high-level noise hazards when other hazard control methods like engineering and administrative controls can not decrease the noise level. They may come in the form of earplugs or earmuffs.

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 an impulsive, intermittent, or even continuous manner.

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Delivering Safety Messages Through Safety Hard Hat Stickers

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Many workers put hard hat stickers that show off what they like such as their names, badge numbers, their favorite football player, or unique images. But, only a few of them apply safety hard hat stickers. Employers can instruct their workers to apply safety stickers in order to deliver safety messages.

There are many custom safety hard hat stickers that you can select to deliver a certain safety message. They are best to deliver safety messages or topics related to each worker’s workplace condition.

As an example, if workers work closely with flammable gas or liquid, you can warn them about fire hazards and what they have to avoid. Or you can simply use a flammable material hazard symbol.

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22 Practical Safety Tips for Chemical Storage Tanks

The explosion on a chemical storage tank at Packaging Corporation of America, Tomahawk, Wisconsin, on July 29, 2008, which killed three people, has shown how chemical storage tanks could put hazards into reality.

The above accident did not represent the entire potential hazards associated with the presence of chemical storage tanks in a chemical plant. In addition, the condition becomes worst when chemicals stored in the tanks are flammable, combustible, corrosive, or even toxic.

Because chemical storage tanks present in all chemical plants, improvement of their safety is very important. That’s why this article is written.

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Introducing to Infrared Temperature Measurement for Safety Purposes

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Infrared temperature measurement is usually carried out as a part of a predictive maintenance program in a chemical plant. It is done to detect and measure abnormal temperature or hotspot of electromechanical equipment before troubles happen.

The thermal image resulted from infrared measurement represents a thermal property of the equipment. By knowing that condition, preventive maintenance will be more effective, efficient and downtime of the plant can be reduced significantly.

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What You Need to Know All About Safety Hard Hats

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Wearing a hard hat or safety helmet may become your daily habit when you enter the plant site. However, I guess most of us do not aware whether the hard hats you are using are still able to protect your head from hazards or not.

So I think it is very essential to remind you (maybe including myself) about hard hat safety or safety hard hats. Read the hard hat safety reminders below to ensure that you have protected your head with the right hard hat or helmet.

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Scaffold Accident Statistic – The Unspoken Warning

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Scaffold accidents may be seen as a secondary hazard in a chemical plant. It could be understood because the use of scaffold is less frequent in operating or existing chemical plants. The scaffold is probably used if there is construction work done at the plant site.

In addition, the scaffold-related accident has higher probabilities to happen due to scaffold users are construction workers or construction labors who may have received inadequate safety training.

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Safety Signs and Symbols – A Short Guide Based on ANSI Z535.4

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Safety signs and symbols are important safety communication tools. They help to indicate various hazards that present in plant site or workplace. At the same time, they warn workers to always keep watching on those hazards by giving required information and safety instructions.

They do not only inform the presence of hazards but also keep workers’ safety awareness. It is very important in reducing accidents at the workplace and in chemical plants.

To get the most out of health and safety signs and symbols, you should choose the right one for each work location on the plant site. Each work area needs different workplace health and safety signs and symbols. It is because each work area has a different type of hazard.

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19 Facts You Should Know About LEL Monitor and LEL Meter

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LEL (Lower Explosion Limit) monitor or a combustible gas monitor is a very vital aspect in hot work safety. Failure in doing an accurate LEL monitor will bring to a catastrophic condition.

The same condition will also happen when you use an improperly calibrated LEL meter or LEL detector, which is used to measure the LEL percentage of combustible gas or vapor in the atmosphere.

Before doing LEL monitor or operating an LEL meter, you should know exactly the following facts. They will help you with how to do the LEL monitor properly.

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7 Practical Tips for A Better Lab Safety Supplies Management

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Success in managing laboratory safety supplies will directly affect the performance of safety in laboratory operation as a whole. Laboratory, which contains various hazardous chemicals, pressurized gases, flammable gases, and electrical energy, if not properly managed, could present harmful working conditions to workers.

Better lab safety supplies management will not only ensure the availability of safety equipment supplies but also could ensure all workers who work inside the laboratory are protected from potential hazards.

Read the simple tips below for having better lab safety supplies management within your chemical plant.

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