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3 Workplace Safety Goals for 2020

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Health And safety, Workplace Safety | 0 comments

The new year is a great time to reevaluate your progress and set goals for the future. As you start setting resolutions for 2020, don’t forget to think of ways to improve your business and make safety a priority. From personal protective equipment to safety training, setting workplace safety goals is a great way to start.

Developing Safe Work Environments

No matter what industry you work in, safety hazards are always present. From equipment handling to interacting with toxic gases, there is an array of different health concerns at every worksite. This year, protect your employees by resolving to make workplace safety and health goals for your business.

1. Recognize safety hazards

If you have a new business or if your safety standards need to be updated, it’s important to start with analyzing your facility. While there are general safety concerns to address, there are also dangers that are specific to you. Make an analysis of any work-related injuries and use historical data to determine where your employees could potentially be harmed.

In the unfortunate case that there is an injury or illness, perform an incident investigation to ensure that it won’t happen again. By interviewing your employees and finding out what led to the mishap, your safety and health standards can be changed to minimize future issues.

2. Create and maintain safety programs

Once you’re able to determine which safety hazards are present, it’s crucial to create a safety program personalized for your company. In addition to what is required in the Occupational Safety and Health standards, your plan should include specific instructions for your equipment and working procedures.

Whether you’re a small business or large treatment plant, maintaining your safety program is key. Schedule regular training sessions to make sure employees are informed. Provide resources to communicate the safety standards for future reference. Creating safety guidelines is important, but ensuring that your workers understand the process is crucial to minimizing hazards on your job site.

3. Install safety detection systems

For many facilities where natural gas is present, many safety hazards are unseen by the naked eye. To protect your employees and warehouse equipment, install a safety detection system to monitor the exposure levels. There are a number of systems available to detect harmful chemical levels that can be installed directly on a piece of equipment or within your entire warehouse.

Pro Tip: Invest in a wireless alarm station to extend the range of your safety detection system throughout your job site.

Securing Your Employees’ Safety and Health

No matter what may have transpired in 2019, the start of a new year welcomes a fresh start and room to achieve your goals. There shouldn’t be any excuse for the lack of safe work practices. To protect your employees and secure their health, it’s important to make a plan and maintain it on a regular basis.

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Learn All About Ammonia And Its Dangers

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Exposure To Hazardous Gases, Health And safety, News, Offshore Gas Detection | 0 comments

Ammonia is a toxic, flammable gas that finds many applications in various industries. A majority of food processing plants make use of ammonia in its refrigeration systems. However, workers employed in facilities that use ammonia need to be trained in safe handling and emergency response training, to ensure the safety of workers and protection of equipment in the facility. This is primarily due to the harmful effect of ammonia on the human body.

Ammonia can cause adverse reaction in the skin and eyes. When inhaled, ammonia can impact the lungs, leading to death. Read this article to learn about ammonia, its dangers and why you should invest in ammonia detection equipment.

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Confined Spaces Require Adequate Safety Procedures And Protocol

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Fire Safety Tips, Health And safety | 1 comment

Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support was fined $1.3M for an explosion that took place in July of 2015. The explosion that took place in the facility at Newport could have been averted if the curing oven was used appropriately by following all the safety regulations and procedures as laid out in the report of a consulting engineer. Moreover, the facility should have set up a quality confined space monitor to enable timely detection of the presence of toxic gases to prevent combustion. Read on to learn about how you can prevent a major explosion from taking place.

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How A VOC Sensor Can Prevent A Disaster

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Health And safety | 0 comments

Wherever the possibility of a gas leak exists, precautions must be taken. An alarm system connected to a sensor array can greatly reduce the chances of a disaster. In the petroleum, waste treatment, and chemical production industries, hazardous gas compounds are often produced. Sometimes they are actual ingredients in a finished product or are formed as a byproduct of liquid chemical manufacturing. If the gas is carbon-based and is a known health hazard, it is labeled as a VOC. A VOC sensor can detect changing levels of any particular hazardous organic compound in gas form and send the appropriate alarm or machinery shutdown signal.

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Recommended H2S Sensors For Your Facility

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Health And safety | 0 comments

In the industrial landscape, it is important to protect your property and employees from potential harm, and one of the biggest threats to a facility is fire. A small spark can snowball into a massive fire, costing your company countless dollars in lost time, damaged machinery and potential employee injury. So what is the best way to avoid total loss from a fire?

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