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22 Quick Tips for Intermediate Bulk Container Safety

The usage of intermediate bulk container or IBC tank in chemical industry is getting popular. From flammable liquid to oxidizing agent like hydrogen peroxide is delivered to their end user by using intermediate bulk container.

There are three UN certified intermediate bulk container type available; all metal, all plastic and composite (usually plastic and tubular frame).

At least there are five reasons why intermediate bulk container is preferred than other type of packaging such as PE can (polyethylene can) or PE drum (polyethylene drum):

  • maintenance free
  • reusable
  • high usability
  • higher carrying capacity
  • better safety

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20 Tips on Pre Hot Work Safety Precautions

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.

Fail 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.
  16. Carry out atmospheric test before the hot work.
  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.

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

4-Words Safety Slogans in English

A short and memorable safety slogans are best choices to communicate safety in the workplace.

Even though for most of us it is not an easy task to find such safety slogans.

To help you find such safety slogans, I write down here 4 words safety slogans in English that I have collected from many websites and sources. Continue reading…

Fun Ways to Promote Safety at Work

Building a mature culture at work needs serious effort from all members in the company. This is a long journey and needs patience. This big move starts from promoting safety at work.

Promoting safety is a serious effort. But, you can do it in various fun ways.

Choosing the right fun ways to promote safety at work will also take time. It is because you need to test and evaluate it until you reach a final conclusion about its effectiveness. Continue reading…

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