While researching minor changes to our company Occupational Health & Safety Policy, I came across an alert published by WorkSafe Victoria on the dangers of storing gas cylinders in vehicles.
Workers have died or sustained serious injuries after their work vehicles exploded. These explosions occurred when gas from leaking portable gas cylinders ignited inside the vehicles. In many cases, the ignition source was the vehicle’s electrical system.
- Keep metal tools and jewelry away from the battery.
- Inspect for defective cables, loose connections, corroded cable connectors or battery terminals, cracked cases or covers, loose hold-down clamps and deformed or loosed terminal posts.
- Replace worn or unserviceable parts.
Earlier today, I received a message from a friend of mine Carl Sachs of Workplace Access & Safety. Carl wrote an article for the November edition of FM Magazine.
In Carl's article he illustrates the total cost of ownership of both Anchors and Guard Rails. here is a copy of the email from Carl and a link to the article...
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) are designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance.
Material Safety Data Sheets include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill/leak procedures. These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs.