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Safety Nugget - Be Deliberate about Managing the Hazards of Transferring Fuels and Chemicals< Back to Blog

May 31, 2018
By: K. McCarley
Categories: Safety

Accidents Happen while Transferring Fuels and Chemicals

A news article, below, reminded me of the hazards that occur during transport and transfer of flammable liquids and chemicals.  Transferring products is inherently hazardous because of the opportunity for:

  • Leaking equipment
  • Failure of temporary connections between tank-trailers and vessels
  • Overflow of vessels
  • Connection to the wrong vessel
  • Ignition sources that are often available due to the potential of other work or vehicles in the area ,and static discharge

Be deliberate about inspection of the standards and maintenance of pumps, hoses, connections, level indicators and procedures for prevention of overflow. 

More on the article here.




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