Safety is an important aspect of our everyday lives. Here are some tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Be engaged in the continuous training programs offered by your organization. Training does not end after you have reached a certain milestone within the organization. Continuous training, backed by repetition, greatly enhances competency and reduces risk.
According to the Mayo Clinic, alcohol-based sanitizers kill most bacteria and fungi, and stop some viruses. Alcohol rub sanitizers containing at least 70% alcohol kill 99 .9 % of the bacteria on hands 30 seconds after application and 99% in one minute.
Personal protective equipment always starts with gloves but may also include gowns, face shields, eye protection and pocket masks.
Placards are used to warn you of hazardous materials. Placards are signs put on the outside of a vehicle to identify the “hazard class” of the cargo.
A placarded vehicle must have at least four identical placards. They are put on the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle. Placards must be readable from all four directions. Hazardous material placards are 10 3/4-inches square, in a diamond shape.
Hazardous material placards are not only displayed on vehicles. They can also be found on cargo tanks and other bulk packaging containers.
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