Many workplace accidents involving flammable liquids could have been prevented if the staff had a greater understanding of the flashpoint, plus the fire and explosion limits of the substances they wer...

    5 Deadly Mistakes Staff Make When Handling Flammable Liquids
    Storing Aerosols Correctly: aerosol cages vs flammable liquids cabinets
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    Storing Aerosols Correctly: aerosol cages vs flammable liquids cabinets

    Aerosol cans are a convenient way of storing and dispensing hazardous substances and they are found in just about every workplace you can think of. But Aerosol cans are classified as Class 2 Dangerous...

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    Aerosol safety in the workplace
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    Aerosol safety in the workplace

    Aerosol cans dispense a huge range of substances in various forms — pastes, foams, wet or dry sprays, gels and creams. Not only are the little cans airtight so the substance inside won’t evaporate, th...

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    3 Ways to Control Ignition Sources at Your Flammable Liquids Store
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    3 Ways to Control Ignition Sources at Your Flammable Liquids Store

    Flammable liquids are found at just about every workplace — from fuels to common cleaning agents, solvents, paints, waxes and polishes. This blog is all about identifying and controlling ignition sour...

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    5 workplace accidents involving aerosols
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    5 workplace accidents involving aerosols

    A huge range of substances are housed in aerosol cans and their compact size (plus convenient dispensers) have created loads of commercial and industrial applications. Aerosol cans contain lubricants,...

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    Training Staff and Contractors in Flammable Liquids Safety
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    Training Staff and Contractors in Flammable Liquids Safety

    A worker was transferring a flammable liquid (RC-250) from a tank into his truck, but when he’d finished dispensing the fuel noticed the transfer line had become stuck because of the cold outdoor temp...

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    How to identify hazards in your flammable liquids handling and storage areas
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    How to identify hazards in your flammable liquids handling and storage areas

    Identifying hazards is the first (and arguably most important) step in managing and controlling risks and reducing the likelihood of someone being harmed on your job site. Flammable liquid hazards can...

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    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for flammable liquids
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    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for flammable liquids

    Whenever flammable or combustible liquids are used and stored at a worksite, everyone onsite must be provided with personal protective equipment appropriate to the job they do and how much exposure th...

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    Three Workplace Accidents Involving Gas Cylinders That Could Have Been Avoided
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    Three Workplace Accidents Involving Gas Cylinders That Could Have Been Avoided

    ‘It’s easy to be wise after the event’ says Sherlock Holmes, but when workplace safety is involved it’s essential to analyse dangerous incidents and workplace accidents — using the information to impr...

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    Leaking gas cylinders and asphyxiation hazards
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    Leaking gas cylinders and asphyxiation hazards

    Leaking gas cylinders can quickly create an asphyxiation risk to workers and personnel entering a (now) oxygen deficient atmosphere. This blog looks at how asphyxiation hazards are created by leaking ...

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    Why gas cylinders should be stored outside
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    Why gas cylinders should be stored outside

    AS4332-2004 - The storage and handling of gases in cylinders recommends that wherever possible, compressed gases in cylinders should be stored outside. This blog looks at three hazards which are the p...

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    Gas cylinder stores: emergency planning
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    Gas cylinder stores: emergency planning

    Gases stored in cylinders introduce a complex set of hazards to any workplace. Careful risk assessment and emergency planning is required to minimise the risk of harm to workers or other personnel enc...

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