What is the Hazcom standard?

Hazcom GHS label

The HazCom Standards is short for the Hazardous Communication Standard. It started off as a program from OSHA called ‘Right to Know.’ It was based on the fact that employees have a right to know what types of chemicals are being used in the area around them. In addition, they have the right to know what types of dangers these chemicals present. Of course, once employees know about these hazards, they can also demand things …

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Who Uses Process Safety Management?

Process Safety Management

Many facilities need to develop a comprehensive process safety management program, and OSHA has focused its efforts on this standard in recent years. PSM is an important safety standard regarding highly hazardous chemicals and the proper handling of them. In addition to keeping workers safe, PSM aims to prevent potential disasters by reducing the risk of accidental release of flammable, toxic, or reactive chemicals into the environment. A 2013 Executive Order (EO 13650 “Improving Chemical …

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Getting Started with Asset Tagging

Asset tagging

One of the phases in 5S methodology of organization and efficiency is Set in Order. During this step, managers and employees work to ensure every item in a facility has a place and these can be items can be found when needed. For large manufacturing or industrial facilities thought, the sheer number of tools, machines, and pieces of equipment can be overwhelming and hard to keep track of. Developing an asset tagging program utilizing an …

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Pipe Marking Color Codes

pipe color codes

When marking pipes, you want to make sure employees can tell what’s in the pipe with just a glance, and this is usually done with a color-coding system. The industry standard was developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an organization that developed the most widely used pipe color code standard. Employees working around pipes and even emergency personnel will be able to quickly identify the type of materials being carried in the pipe, …

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