Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication September-October 2022

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 24 of 44

22 | September - October 2022 | www . LUBRICANT RECEPTION & STORAGE Factor: R3P Learn More: Factor: R3P — Lubrication Safety Practices Level: Platform(P) Stage: Lubricant Reception And Storage About: Lubrication safety practices should include clearly marked aisles where lubricants are stored, evacuation routes, fire equipment locations, smoke detectors installation, available personal protective equipment, and mandatory materials safety data sheets (MSDS) readings before employees handle and transport lubricants. More about this ASCEND ™ Factor Lubrication Safety Practices: Paul Farless | Noria Corporation Do be aware of your surroundings at all times. Situational awareness as an industrial worker is paramount. Do perform proper Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures when applicable. Do wear appropriate fall protection when relubricating overhung or hard-to-access machinery. Do use proper protective equipment when handling any lubricant or other hazardous mate- rials such as mineral spirits, degreasers, aerosols, penetrating lubricants, etc. Do utilize the two-person lift method when moving large volumes of oil (generally in drums). Proper lifting techniques are a must. Bend at the knees, not at your hips; keep your back straight; drive your heels into the ground and keep your chin up. Utilize a hoist or mechanical advantage whenever possible. Do wear sturdy, non-skid footwear — steel-toed or safety-toed if applicable to the facility. Slips, trips and falls are the most common workplace injuries. When working with lubri- cants, the risk of slipping, sliding, tripping or falling is heightened. Do be aware of the nearest eye wash station or safety shower when handling lubricants or other hazardous materials. Do be aware of the nearest fire suppression equipment when handling lubricants or other hazardous materials — fire extinguishers, fire alarms, AFFF hoses, etc. X Dos

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Machinery Lubrication - Machinery Lubrication September-October 2022