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Safety during Load Securing and Shifting

Rigging and lifting are very important ingredients of overall comprehensive subject of “Material Handling” which comprises securing the load, arranging for its movement like pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying and shifting from destination A to say B. Binding, securing and preparing it for movement is Rigging, while opposing gravity which pulls the load down is lifting and that is accomplished manually as well as mostly by mechanical means, with or without external power.

Our client (Jurong Engineering Ltd. – Singapore) visits ASK-EHS Premises

Jurong Engineering Ltd. and ASK-EHS team

Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) is a recognized leading engineering and construction company based in Singapore, with multifaceted project management capability and a strong diverse workforce of various disciplines and nationalities. We had the privilege of playing hosts to two senior executives from Jurong Engineering Limited (JEL) who took time out from their busy schedules to visit our company premises.

Why is Hydrogen Sulfide listed in the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) category for Hydro Carbon operations?

H2S is identified as Major Accident Hazard (MAH) in Hydro carbon operations. Each day, many workers in the oil and Gas, petrochemical, construction, waste water, paper-pulp and other industries are exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless, transparent gas with a characteristic of a rotten-egg odor at low concentrations and not detectable by odor at high concentrations. Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H2S (chemical symbol).

It is highly flammable and toxic, even at low concentrations. HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) gave H2S a flammability rating of 4, which is the highest rating. It is heavier than air and may travel along the ground. It can build up in low-lying areas, and in confined spaces (including enclosed, poorly ventilated areas). After a while at low or more quickly at high concentrations, you can no longer smell it to warn you it’s there. It can quickly, almost immediately, overcome unprepared workers, including rescue workers.

H2S is very poisonous, corrosive.

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