How To Prevent Hand And Finger Injuries In The Workplace

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In 1987, there were 320,000 hand and finger injuries in the workplace in the US. Meanwhile, recent report taken from manufacturing.net states that there were 110,000 lost time due to hand injuries annually.

Despite those bad statistics, principally hand and finger injuries in the workplace are preventable. As long as you follow working procedure, instruction and  safety best practices, and wear the right PPE, you don’t need to worry about.

You must ensure that you know exactly how to prevent it before doing any job that has possibility to injure either your hand or your finger. Continue reading

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Top 10 Potential Hazards In The Workplace You Should Always Aware

Amazon ImageHave you ever spared enough time to think about potential hazards in the workplace? Or do you carry out potential hazard identification regularly in the workplace?

Many accidents happened in the past because people did not carry out appropriate efforts to identify potential hazards in the workplace. So, they would not take adequate preventive actions to eliminate, reduce or provide proper controls for those potential hazards.

This article is written to help you identifying common potential hazards in the workplace. However, please do not stop there. Identification of potential hazards is just the beginning. You have to take actions to prevent those hazards turn into accidents. Continue reading

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Do Safety Glasses Have An Expiry Date?

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Do safety glasses have an expiry date? You may have this question in your head. I also have the same question with you since I use safety glass during working.

In addition, managing safety equipments including safety glasses is a part of my job description.

So, I need to know about safety glass expiry date. And here is what I got from my searching. Continue reading

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7 Chemical Engineering Twitter Accounts You Must Follow

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Social media is great place for sharing everything in our social life. It applies to chemical engineering fields too. Social media, like Twitter, could become a learning media as well as information media to get updates.

Many chemical companies and chemical engineers are now using Twitter to share information about chemical industry, chemical engineering and related fields. This is great source of information. Unfortunately, most chemical engineers may not aware about this.

There are many chemical engineering studies and industrial experiences that we cannot get through university, textbooks even practical operations. So, start to use Twitter to get new knowledge, experiences and updated information from the expert. Continue reading

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220L Plastic Drum Dimensions

220L plastic drum dimensions
220L plastic drum is widely used as packaging in chemical distribution. It is usually placed on wooden or plastic pallet to make it easy to carry by forklift into truck or dry container. Each pallet consists of four drums.

In general, 220L plastic drum dimensions are almost same from one manufacturer to others. So, one pallet will still cover four drums.

For example, if we use 20 feet dry container for carrying those drums, it will be able to convey 80 pieces of 220L plastic drums.

Below is 220L plastic drum dimensions from a famous supplier in Asia Pacific. Continue reading

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How Do Vacuum Ejectors Work?

Amazon ImageHow do vacuum ejectors work? Vacuum ejectors are used to create vacuum for a process. Vacuum ejectors work in combination with barometric condensers.

Barometric condenser changes condensible vapors from a process into condensates. Meanwhile, non-condensible vapors or gases that could not be removed by barometric condenser are removed by vacuum ejectors.

After condensible and non-condensible vapors or gases are removed from the system, vacuum condition is created.

To see how the system is designed, just follow this link.

Vacuum ejector is also called by steam ejector since it utilizes steam a moving media.

An example of barometric condenser-vacuum ejector system application is in vacuum distillation unit. Continue reading

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