Mitigating explosion and fire hazards [Video]

In the oil and gas industry, workers are at a high risk for fires or explosion hazards not only because of the ignition of flammable substances and gases, but also through performing jobs that require welding, soldering, cutting and more. Some of these ignition causes could be static, open flames, lightning and frictional heat. To mitigate the risk of fire and explosion hazards, here are a few helpful tips:

First, do not perform hot work in areas where combustible or flammable materials or vapors are present. Furthermore, ensure that proper fire-extinguishing equipment is readily available.

Use protection guards to protect against sparks, heat and slag, along with assigning five fire watchers.

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