In one of our most recent blogs we went over why is it important to choose the correct flexible hose, and listed some of the critical factors that should be considered when making that decision. Another factor that it important when choosing the right flexible hose to meet your requirements is electrical conductivity and static resistance. If a hose with the wrong electrical resistance rating is chosen, the potential for static sparks that could interact with dust particles and set off fire or explosions increases. To help decide which hose is appropriate for a specific situation, many times they are labeled as static conductive or static dissipative based on the materials used to make them.
Welding continues to be an excellent career choice, as the demand continues to rise with the older generation aging out of the workforce. Filling these positions is a concern, while welding shops and business continue to grow. With this sort of turnover and growth, one of the primary areas that needs to be paid attention to is safety. The hazards for welders can be high, and individuals and companies have to meet these safety issues head-on.
One of the significant aspects of the world economy is the grain trade. Grains make up a large portion of the world’s food supply, and there are many facilities devoted to grain handling. Within these grain facilities there are numerous occupational hazards that could be potentially dangerous to employees if they are not addressed.
A common misconception is that any flexible hose can be used for any application. In actuality different types of flexible hose are designed to meet the needs of different applications. This makes it extremely important that the correct hose is chosen to meet the needs of the task you are trying to achieve. Choosing the wrong hose could lead to safety hazards and problems like increased expenses and lost production time depending on the industry.
All manufacturing industries have workplace hazards, and the woodworking sector is no different. Even though the raw material in this instance is completely natural, the various processes involved in cutting, turning, sanding and shaping the wood lead to the production of large volumes of dust which is a marked problem for the safety of workers as well as the factory in general.
The autumn season has arrived, which means after the fall foliage season is complete, the fallen leaves must be cleaned up. This is a big responsibility for local municipalities and towns, commercial property owners, and residential home owners who must make sure their properties are clean in advance of the winter season. To make the cleaning process quick and easy, having the correct tools is important, and at Flexaust we offer a variety of leaf collection hoses that can be used at all levels to make sure all properties are cleaned properly.
The construction industry can be dangerous for workers if the correct precautions are not taken. Potential hazards construction workers may face include exposure to harmful chemicals, harmful air quality and dust buildup among many others. In an effort to limit and reduce these threats to worker’s safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put together rules and regulations to assure safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction field. Below are some specific construction applications where flexible hose and ducting can assist in the safety process.
Workplace safety should always be on our minds. Many of us spend one-third or more of our day at work, with it coming in only behind your home as where you spend the most time. Every work place should strive to provide the safest working conditions possible, but not everyone keeps it in the front of their minds. This is where National Safety Month comes in.
As the leading manufacturer of flexible hose and ducting products, we have been expanding our product lines to meet the growing demand for innovative solutions. As with all of our products, these new products deliver outstanding value to all applications.
You have most likely heard of the UL 94V-0 standard but do you really know what it is? We offer a wide variety of hoses that meet or exceed UL 94V-0 requirements, but we have found that not everyone understands the importance of this rating.
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