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    Safety, Health, and Environment (Key Terms)

    Talib Al_Munawri
    Talib Al_Munawri

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    Safety, Health, and Environment (Key Terms) Empty Safety, Health, and Environment (Key Terms)

    Post by Talib Al_Munawri on Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:10 am

    Safety, Health, and Environment (Key Terms)

    Air purifying respirator: mechanically filters or absorbs airborne

    Air purifying respirator: provides the user with a contaminant-free
    air source.

    Department of transportation (DOT): governmental agency empowered
    to regulate the transportation of goods on our public roads and

    Emergency response: a written plane that documents
    how specific individuals respond during and emergency situation.

    First responder: the first tow levels of emergency response as
    described by HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120.The first responder awareness
    and operations levels have a series of structured responsibilities.
    The awareness level teaches a technician how to recognize a
    hazardous chemical release, the hazards associated with release,
    and how to initiate the emergency response procedure. The operations
    level teaches a technician how to safely respond to a release and
    prevent its spread.

    HAZCOM: hazard communication; the HAZCOM standard, known
    as '' workers' right to know,'' ensures that process technicians
    can safely handle, transport, and store chemicals.

    Lock-out, tag-out: a term used to describe a procedure for locking
    out and tagging equipment that falls under the control of hazardous
    energy, 29 CFR 1910.147.

    Permit system: a regulated system that uses a variety of permits for
    various applications. The more common applications are cold work,
    hot work, confined space entry, opening/blinding, permit to enter,
    and lock-out, tag-out.

    Personal protective equipment (PPE): equipment used to protect a
    technician from hazards found in plant. OSHA and EPA have identified
    four levels of PPE that could be required during an emergency
    situation. Level A provides the most protection while level D
    requires the least.

    Physical hazard: a term applied to a chemical that statistically
    falls into one of the following categories: combustible liquid,
    compressed gas, explosive or flammable, organic peroxide, oxidizer,
    pyrophoric, unstable, or water reactive.

    Process safety management (PSM) standard: designed to prevent the
    catastrophic release of toxic, hazardous, or flammable materials
    that could lead to a fire, explosive, or asphyxiation.

    Respiratory protection: a standard designed to protect employees
    form airborne contaminants.

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