Danger in a Can: Why Gas Can Safety is Vital to Lawn Care Companies

Everyone appreciates manicured lawns, beautiful gardens and the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer. Not everyone has the time to devote to yard maintenance. Landscaping and lawn care companies provide this valuable service. They use fuel-powered equipment like lawnmowers, chain saws and blowers daily. But working with gasoline comes with risks of fire and explosion.

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ANSI Emergency Shower Requirements: Understand the ANSI Z358 Standard

No workplaces or industries are void of danger. Despite safety measures, exposure to potential workplace hazards such as chemical splash, welding sparks, metal shavings or fine particulates can occur. Receiving immediate and proper treatment in the first 10 seconds following exposure can be key to minimizing serious injury. Emergency shower and eyewash stations help protect workers when an incident occurs.

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Safety Can for Flammable Liquids

Using a safety can to store and dispense flammable liquids might seem like a minor issue when running a busy waste collection facility. Yet, one company learned the severity of non-compliance the hard way. OSHA cited the company for improper transfer of flammable liquids, along with other unsafe conditions. The penalty? Nearly $300,000 in fines.

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Not All Safety Cabinet Shelves Are Created Equal

Spilled liquid on shelf inside Justrite cabinet

No matter how careful you are when handling and storing flammable or hazardous chemicals, spills still happen - even within a safety storage cabinet. Never leave spilled chemicals in a safety cabinet. Clean them up immediately. Corrosive chemicals could damage the cabinet. Flammable chemicals may catch fire. And, some chemicals are reactive with others, creating a risk of explosion.

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