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In recent years companies have begun to recognise the important contribution that an effective safety culture can make to the control of their ongoing operational costs and the efficiency of their ongoing operations. Much of this is due to the recent introduction of EC goal-setting legislation that places the onus
Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn. They are classified, or grouped, as either flammable or combustible by their flash points. Generally speaking, flammable liquids will ignite (catch on fire) and burn easily at normal working temperatures. Combustible liquids have the ability to burn at temperatures that are
For most workers, radiofrequency radiation – an invisible type of non-ionizing radiation used to transmit wireless information – isn’t something to be overly concerned about. Low levels of RF radiation aren’t considered hazardous, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). You May like Keeping
This program provides information and procedures for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals in locations that could expose employees and others to serious hazards. The program addresses criteria established by OSHA standard 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. Process
When working with hazardous substances, materials or energy, organizations are required to prevent or control incidents that have the potential to release these hazardous materials or energy and result in a fire, explosion, chemical spill, toxic gas release or other catastrophes. This is done by applying good design principles, engineering
Operating heavy machines can be a dangerous job — even when the equipment is functioning as it should, and employees are well-briefed on its operation. After all, there’s a reason why OSHA employs more than 2,100 workplace and site inspectors across the United States. That works out to one compliance officer or
What are the DOT HAZMAT Shipping Key Definitions? Dangerous goods: Interchangeable with the term “hazardous materials” and mainly used in connection with air shipments of regulated materials. Hazardous Materials: Substances or materials that the Secretary of Transportation has determined to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property
Lack of sleep is only the beginning. If you thought being tired was the worst part, brace yourself. A long list of conditions are associated with not sleeping. Some of them won’t surprise you, others probably will. Now, just because your sleep is regularly disrupted doesn’t mean you will get
Most of us are familiar with on-the-job safety. Your company strives to maintain a safe working environment and keeps employees informed and alert to possible hazardous situations.But what about safety off-the-job? Even those of us who are safety-conscious at work may sometimes forget to use the same precautions when we
The ultimate success of a permit-to-work system depends on the awareness of the people carrying out the activity. If they do not have a sound understanding of permit or isolation requirements, what it means to them and what their responsibilities are, the system will have a limited effect on preventing
Construction projects always exposed to many adverse weather condition which can affect negatively on the safety of workers and property so here we offer guideline of establishing Sever weather plan to provide the safety & welfare of employees and prevention of project damage or loss due to severe weather conditions.