OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, defines a confined space as having limited entry and exit points, that is large enough for workers to enter and not intended for regular occupancy. These could include drains, manholes, water mains, sewer systems, crawl spaces, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and attics.
Ammonia is a non-flammable gas at low concentration, but at higher concentrations in the air it can explode when ignited. Ensure you know the industrial processes that feature the use or production of ammonia, the hazards that arise when the gas is present, and how to control the risks.
For those working in industries where gas detection is required, it is important, for numerous reasons, that a thorough understanding of workplace exposure limits are met. This understanding, including how that looks when applied practically, will ensure compliance standards and regulations are met, as well as, most importantly maintaining environmental and operational safety which safeguard human health.
The telecommunication industry contains many confined spaces where many hazardous chemicals and noxious gases can collect. With these risks being widely distributed across telecommunications infrastructure, it is imperative that those working within this sector have a clear understanding of the dangers faced during their day to day working life.
Water utility companies help provide clean water for drinking, bathing, and industrial and commercial uses. Wastewater treatment plants and sewage systems help keep our waterways clean and sanitary. Throughout the water industry, the risk of gas exposure and gas-associated hazards are considerable.
The transportation sector spans air freight and logistics, airlines and airport services, road and rail, transportation infrastructure, trucking, highways, rail tracks, and marine ports and services. As a result, the dangers facing those working in the transportation industry are also wide ranging. With this in mind, it is important to raise awareness about all the wide-ranging risks.
Methane is an important greenhouse gas. It is also highly flammable and can be explosive in some circumstances. With so many dangers posed by the gas methane, it is imperative that health and safety managers are properly equipped, not just with the relevant gas detection technology and products from a safety point of view, with a robust understanding about how to protect their
personnel from the potential hazards involved when working with methane, but also to play their part in minimising releases to the environment.
Energy storage systems are essential to bolster global efforts to pursue alternative energy sources such as solar and wind to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Storage technologies include batteries, thermal storage, hydropower, mechanical storage, and other technologies. These systems are found in several applications, including utilities and energy companies, commercial facilities, transportation, banking, hospitals, and industrial operations.
Anaerobic digestion consists of a series of processes that use microorganisms to decompose organic or biodegradable waste. In this whitepaper, we will take a closer look at the hazards that arise during anaerobic digestion, including those posed by dangerous gases, and how the risks can be carefully controlled and reduced.
Wineries face a unique set of challenges when it comes to safeguarding workers from the potential harm caused by hazardous gases. Gas exposure has the potential to occur at every stage of the wine production process, from the moment that the grapes arrive at the winery facility, through to the fermentation and bottling activities. Care must be taken at each stage to ensure that workers are not exposed to unnecessary risk.