128 – Chemicals

23 February 2015

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Radiation is an emotional topic. For many, the mention of the word radiation produces a strong reaction of fear. However, radiation—when treated with healthy
23 February 2015

Manifestations of Specific Drugs

Manifestations of Specific Drugs The classifications of Controlled Substances are: 1. Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, Methadone 2. Depressants: Barbiturates, Tranquilizers, Chloral Hydrate, Methaqualone 3. Stimulants:
23 February 2015

Identification of Chemical Abusers in Work Areas

Identification of Chemical Abusers in Work Areas SICK LEAVE—unusually high medical treatment records and excessive sick leave. Frequent unexplained ABSENTEEISM. Reporting for work late frequently and
23 February 2015

Narcotics Awareness on the Rig

Narcotics Awareness on the Rig How does the fact that your fellow crew member “sniffs a little coke” or “pops a few pills” to get a
23 February 2015

Emergency Showers and Eyewashes

Emergency Showers and Eyewashes An emergency eyewash, or eyewash and shower should be provided whenever employees are exposed to corrosive materials.  Make sure your facility eyewash
23 February 2015

Flammable Liquids

Flammable Liquids GASOLINE—or any flammable liquid—is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde…a tricky, two-faced character found in almost every plant and home.  Harnessed properly, gasoline serves
23 February 2015

Misuse of Flammable Liquids

Misuse of Flammable Liquids Everyone knows the word flammable and what it means—literally—“will catch fire easily and burn fast”. Inflammable means the same thing and either
23 February 2015

Flammable Liquids: General Information

Flammable Liquids: General Information A flammable liquid is a combustible substance that catches fire and burns easily.  Flammable liquids burn with intensity and few materials can
20 February 2015

Safety Around Mud Cleaning Equipment

Safety Around Mud Cleaning Equipment (Shale Shakers, Desilters, Desanders, Centrifuge) Guards should be properly installed at all times. Guards on mud pump couplers should be in