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Safety Tip of the Week – Gasoline Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Gasoline Safety

Gasoline is readily available and routinely used by people in their vehicles and motorized equipment. In spite of the routine use of gasoline, many people are unaware o or unappreciative of the dangers of gasoline. Gasoline is dangerous because it is highly volatile. Gasoline Safety Tips: Most gasoline injuries are...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Gasoline Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Gasoline Safety

Gasoline is readily available and routinely used by people in their vehicles and motorized equipment. In spite of the routine use of gasoline, many people are unaware o or unappreciative of the dangers of gasoline. Gasoline is dangerous because it is highly volatile. The fumes are capable of ignition up...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. Some cylinders commonly found in the workplace are restraining up to two tons of pressure. If the cylinder...

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. Use of Cylinders: Be sure all connections are tight. Use soapy water to locate leaks. Keep cylinders valves,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

OSHA defines a ‘safety can’ as an approved container holding 5 gallons of gas or less with a spring-closing lid and spout cover, a means to relieve internal pressure, and a flash-arresting screen. OSHA defines ‘approved’ as a gas can that has been listed or approved by a nationally recognized...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Flammable liquids are those with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest point at which the liquid produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Red labels that also contain a fire symbol are used to identify flammable liquids. Flammable liquid vapors...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen Sulfide  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (i.e., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen Sulfide Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (i.e., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Weekly Safety Meeting – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi- enclosed spaces without...

Safety Tip of the Week – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Safety Tip of the Week – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate...