When there is a possibility that a large chemical spill could necessitate evacuating employees, establishing isolation zones, communicating with several different entities and coordinating response efforts with outside resources, it pays to be prepared.
With the deadlines for “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) label compliance now past for chemical manufacturers, distributors, and end users, OSHA has some stiff fines planned for those not yet with the program.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.
RedVector launches 11 new industrial safety courses covering everything from combustible dust and safety management to chemical awareness, transport and TSCA compliance
July 23, 2015
RedVector, the leading provider of online training to industrial businesses, including chemical processing, power generation, oil and gas, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, food and beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations, has launched 11 new industrial safety courses covering everything from combustible dust and safety management to chemical awareness, transport and TSCA compliance.
Emergency safety showers provide the first line of defence in the event of a chemical spillage. When workers come into contact with dangerous substances they need to be able to wash it off quickly. Delays exacerbate the situation resulting in more serious injury with possible long-term consequences, permanent disability, and even death.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014, American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment.