Flammable and combustible liquids may be present in your workplace. If these liquids aren’t handled and stored properly, they can create a dangerous work environment, even causing fires and explosions that could result in potential injuries or fatalities. Therefore, it’s critical for all employees to understand flammable and combustible liquid safety measures.
A flammable liquid is any liquid with a flashpoint at or below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. These liquids include gasoline, acetone and alcohol. Combustible liquids are those with a flashpoint over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. These liquids include diesel, motor oil and kerosene. It’s important to know that it’s not the flammable or combustible liquids themselves that burn, but rather their associated vapors. This means that even a recently emptied gasoline barrel is still at risk of ignition and needs to be handled appropriately.
Follow these safety precautions to ensure the safe handling of flammable and combustible liquids in the workplace:
If you have any questions regarding the safe handling of flammable and combustible liquids, please contact your supervisor.
Sprains and strains are some of the most common workplace injuries across all industries. Sprains occur when one or more ligaments are stretched or torn, while strains take place when a tendon is stretched or torn. Fortunately, these injuries can often be prevented by following proper safety protocols. There are many work-related risk factors that can contribute to sprains and strains, such as:
Knowing the risk factors of sprains and strains can help you recognize when a task may put you at risk for these injuries. You can prevent sprains and strains by practicing these tips:
Consult your supervisor for more information on sprain and strain prevention in the workplace.
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