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The Importance Of Safety Signs And Labels

by Admin - on Mar 5th 2018 - Comments Off on The Importance Of Safety Signs And Labels

warning signsSafety labels can save lives. Even though you have knowledgeable and skilful workers and employees, as long as they are working in a hazardous environment, it can still be risky. Maintaining a safe environment can be achieved through proper recognition of health and safety dangers.

By ensuring regulatory compliance and using identification labels, you can minimise potential liabilities in the future. Furthermore, a business or an organization can use their time efficiently, focus on their work at hand, and have the peace of mind that they are working in a controlled space.

Wire and Cable Labelling

Proper indication and labels on wires and cables can prevent accidents, especially if these pertain to electrical control panels. Furthermore, it will be a lot easier for your employees to locate and identify particular wire harnesses and data systems. Labelling will save you time and cost. Non-adhesive tags, cable flags, self-laminating labels, wrap-around labels, and heat-shrink tubing are some types of electrical labelling.

Floor Marking

Having the right colours in the right places can go a long way. You can keep workers on the right path and keep them from hazardous areas. Furthermore, with proper floor markings, you can easily identify equipment, locate storage areas, and recognise forklift traffic.

Here’s a guide on the colour standards for floor marking:

  • Yellow – Pertains to work cells, aisle ways, and traffic lanes.
  • White – Pertains to non-coloured fixtures and equipment.
  • Blue/ Green/ Black – Pertains to raw materials, WIP (work in progress), and finished products.
  • Orange – Pertain to materials for inspection.
  • Red – Pertains to red tag areas, rework, scrap, and defects.
  • Photoluminescent – Identifies egress directions in light-out emergencies.
  • Red and White Stripes – Spaces that are to be kept clear for compliance purposes.
  • Black and White Stripes – Spaces that are to be kept clear for operational reasons.
  • Yellow and Black Stripes – Spaces that may pose physical and health hazards.

GHS Label

The United Nations set GHS or Globally Harmonized System as a means of classifying and labelling chemicals. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration adopted this regulation on March 26, 2012. There are six GHS elements to be familiar with:

  • Signal word
  • GHS symbol
  • Manufacturer information
  • First Aid
  • Hazard Statements
  • Product Identifiers

GHS labelling is not required; employers can always opt to make their labels. Furthermore, they may continue to use the identification labels provided by the Hazardous Material Identification System or take inspiration from the hazard identification system of the U.S. National Fire Protection Association.

With this knowledge and proper labelling on your workspace, employers can increase security, productivity, and customer and employee safety.

Important Facts to Know about Battery Testing

by Admin - on Sep 8th 2016 - Comments Off on Important Facts to Know about Battery Testing

BatteriesBatteries are essential in almost all energy systems involving an intermittent power source. We use batteries in most of our equipment whether for home or business. A helpful and cost-saving component, batteries must also undergo testing every once in a while.

Why is it Important to Test Battery?

Whether it is in a vehicle or a digital device, it is always important to test battery as to determine its capacity and safety of users. Battery testing also allows you to determine if they will work properly when required under normal conditions or an emergency. Remember that even if you are not using a battery, it can still lose its capacity.

The procedure involved in battery testing is straightforward, but by no means simple. It is possible, however, to simplify the process by using safe and accurate electrical testing equipment.

Different Battery Testing Methods

There are many ways to test battery, but the most common is using multimeters, voltage detectors, or a battery impedance tester. Engineers typically use this equipment as they can provide accurate results. It is important to remember, however, that these gears are made for different uses. Make sure to check the kind of battery you are about to test to prevent battery deterioration and human injury. Failing battery test equipment can also destroy whichever appliance or equipment it plugs on.

Things to Ask Before Testing a Battery

You already know the testing method ideal for your concern. But do you really know what you’re testing for? Here are some questions to help you out.

  • How much charge is left?
  • Has there been any deterioration in performance?
  • How long will it still last?
  • Does it generate interference or electrical noise?
  • Is it affected by interference or electrical noise?

Asking these questions will not only make battery testing easier, but also beneficial for you and your client. The answers to these queries may not always be exact, but it will allow you to give a quick estimate of the battery’s quality.

Practice battery management before it deteriorates and possibly harms your equipment. The process is simple, especially when you know which method to use.