industrial safety equipment Articles

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Odour Control at Pesticide Facilities: Eliminating volatile compounds

    Chemical formulation plants are susceptible to emissions of unpleasant and malodorous volatile compounds, a fact which makes the implementation of efficient odour control measures essential. North-western Spain is home to one of the country's oldest industrial sites for the manufacture of phytosanitary products, with some facilities located relatively close to populated areas. Recently, the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices (Part 2)

    Understanding Dynamic Particle Equilibrium in Closed Loop Systems Dynamic Equilibrium Condition (DEC) is defined as a steady state condition where the normal wear rate in a machine results in no net gain or loss of particles. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The Revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry

     Over the years, the OSHA Standard regarding personal protective equipment has changed as times have changed. Most recently, in the early 1990's, OSHA conducted a comprehensive review of their Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General Industry. That study showed that the practices set forth in the existing regulation were outdated, and that they focused primarily on workplace issues ...


  • Lightning Detectors: Safety Within The Mining Industry

    There have many instances of deaths or injuries to mining employees as well as damage to equipment due to lightning strikes in the mining industry. These incidents could have been prevented with the use of a quality lightning detector and a “Lightning Safety Plan” that is strictly enforced by both management and all employees. There are too many cases of lightning strikes causing ...

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Equipment purchasing and leasing

    PURCHASING (or leasing) equipment for use in manufacturing compost (and/or soil products) can be one of the riskiest decisions compost managers must make. The obvious risks of equipment acquisition (i.e. paying too much, higher than expected operating costs, not having the cash flow to cover payments, etc.) are augmented by risks such as machines not able to keep up with the increased materials ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Analysis of the Columbia accident under nuclear industry safety criteria

    There are similarities between the aerospace and nuclear industries regarding safety. In both cases we are dealing with sophisticated technology, equipment, processes and strong interface with human behaviours. This situation is well understood in both industries. However, there is a range of uncontrolled accident risk as a consequence of poor management and lack of appropriate measures to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reviewing Near-Miss Safety Incidents Throughout the Hydro Industry

    Bruce Meaker answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming 2nd Annual Hydro Plant Maintenance & Reliability Conference, June 5-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. All responses represent the view of Mr. Meaker and not necessarily those of Snohomish County Public Utility District. Can you explain the ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX?

    What is intrinsic safety? Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy – both electrical and thermal – available for ignition. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Weather claims and wind safety

    Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe, particularly for those who work at height and those who ...

  • Compressed Gas Safety Guide

    Use and storage of any compressed gas under high pressure can be extremely dangerous if proper gas handling procedures are not observed. Moreover, chemical characteristics of specialty gases themselves can pose serious health hazards if containment is not tightly controlled. Paying close attention to a compressed gas product’s technical and safety information is invaluable for maintaining a safe, ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Corrosion and fouling control in process equipment

    Effective chemical treatment programmes can help to prevent plant damage and financial losses arising from corrosion and fouling. Corrosion attack is an omnipresent threat in oil refineries and petrochemical plants. It may lead to loss of production, cost of maintenance and repairs, replacement cost for equipment, safety aspects and potential environmental impact. If corrosion is ...


    By Kurita

  • The pied piper of safety

    Many of us remember the story of the Pied Piper, that mythical person who simply played a flute to get all the mice to follow him wherever he wanted them to go. Sometimes it doesn’t take a flute. It just takes a person who is so passionate about their cause that they make others want to follow. I’ve met such a person. His name is David Biderman, whom I respectfully dub the Pied Piper ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Safety expertise in extreme environments

    Emergency safety showers are the first line of defence in the event of chemical spills and accidents in industry and a wide range of products has evolved to accommodate specific hazards. Meeting the needs of companies operating in extreme environments can be particularly challenging for the specialist suppliers of this vital equipment. Workers in the oil and gas industry frequently face extreme ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • Pipeline safety action plan

    According to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines are responsible for delivering oil and gas to communities and businesses across the United States. Much of the pipeline network is old and in a state of disrepair. The Obama Administration launched on April 4, 2011, a national pipeline safety initiative to repair and replace aging pipelines to prevent ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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