With A Chemical Spill, Prevention Beats Cleanup

Posted on August 14, 2018 | By The GoatThroat Team

[Originally published by Industrial Safety News) The majority of chemical spill problems occur while getting the chemicals out of the drums. Many small- to moderate-sized companies rely on workers to manually lift and tip the containers and pour the chemical into a smaller drum.  Spills are inevitable, and spill kits and related equipment are necessary. […]

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Safer Acetone Transfer in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Posted on August 8, 2018 | By The GoatThroat Team

Allergy Laboratories Inc., an FDA licensed pharmaceutical manufacturer of biological extracts for the diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatment of allergies, uses a sealed pump system to transfer acetone from 55 gallon drums to 1 gallon containers for a process to dry out pollen and mold. According to Charles Cheek, facility manager for Allergy Labs, the […]

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The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at the Point of Use

Posted on August 4, 2018 | By The GoatThroat Team

“It can be catastrophic to a company if toxic or highly flammable material is accidentally released at the point of use,” says Deborah Grubbe, PE, CEng, and founder of Operations and Safety Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in industrial safety. “Companies have to assume that if something can go wrong during chemical transfer, it will, […]

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Use of Secured Sealed Pump Systems in an Explosion Proof Room

Posted on May 12, 2018 | By The GoatThroat Team

Although Design Mark Industries keeps its chemicals in a vented, explosion‐proof room, the supplier of membrane switches, keypads, and touchscreens sought to further improve the safety and efficiency of transferring acetone and acetate‐based chemicals from 55‐gallon drums into quart and 5‐gallon containers. The chemicals are used in the screen printing process of printed circuitry and […]

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