Your final training material before the deadline has arrived!

We’re down to the final moments. The day we’ve been talking about, for years now is walking into the ring to face us. By June 1, 2015 all manufacturers, importers, and employers must have converted to SDS and meet the HazCom 2012 labeling requirements for chemical identification. Consider this is our final notice.

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Pipe Marking & Pipe Corrosion Control

The Silver Eagle Refinery explosion released a tidal wave of broken glass.

Homes were pushed off their foundations and countless workers were burned in the Utah-based petroleum refinery when a 10-inch pipe ruptured at the bottom of a reactor. The result was a hydrogen explosion and fire that would shake the sleepy city of Woods Cross.

The accident was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The accident could have been prevented were proper inspection strategies put in place.

Annual pipe inspections are integral to providing a safe workplace environment. While potentially expensive and time consuming – especially in large facilities – a comprehensive plan and routine maintenance schedule should be established. When examining pipes, safety professionals should examine not only the structure quality of the pipe, but its pipe markings.

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Electrical Safety for Humans

There are hundreds of detailed resources on electrical safety. Most of them are written by (and for) electricians. But electricity is a part of daily life for everybody. Normal humans need to know what’s going on, too!

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