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Safety and Compliance Standards

Safety and Compliance standards address the many factors involved in the management of equipment and workplace safety in industrial plants, as well as meeting industry-wide compliance requirements and standards. Safety and Compliance Standards provide the basis of meeting said requirements through the regulation of the installation and maintenance of machinery; procedures for inspecting and testing equipment and products; requirements for plant facilities and work environments; and measurements to assure workplace safety.

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APTA-RT-SC-S-011-03 [2004]

Standard for Cable Plant System Inspection and Testing

This standard provides procedures for inspecting and testing rail transit cable plants.


AIAG OHS-2:2004

OHS- 2: Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety Guideline (Secured file - cannot be printed)

The Guideline addresses plant facility layouts, visual displays, and mental attitudes. The facility and visual displays are physical items that assist in making the work place safer, The mental elements are somewhat more intangible but crucial to maintaining the awareness of and proper emphasis on safety. It is important to remember that the Pedestrian and Safety Guideline involves a lot more than ""simply painting lines on the floor."" It is a comprehensive program and,to be effective, it needs the interaction among all of its elements(facilities assessment indentifying areas requiring pedestrian/vehicular safety controls, equipment specifications, and pedestrian/operator training). Version 1 - 06/2004



ANSI B11.0-2015 (Format 2)

Machines - Safety of Machinery (Double Column Format)

This Type-A standard applies to new, existing, modified or rebuilt power driven machines, not portable by hand while working, that are used to process materials by cutting; forming; pressure; electrical, thermal or optical techniques; lamination; or a combination of these processes.


BS EN 12753:2005+A1:2010

Thermal cleaning systems for exhaust gas from surface treatment equipment. Safety requirements (British Standard)

1.1 This document is applicable to thermal cleaning systems for exhaust gas from surface treatment equipment/systems as given below in which the concentration of exhaust gas to be cleaned (for the purpose of this document, named "process gas") at the inlet to the thermal cleaning system is safely limited within the concentration ranges given in 5.2.1.2. Surface treatment equipment includes: - dryers according to EN 1539, curing equipment; - flash-off areas; - coating plants (e.g. closed spray booths, open fronted spray booths); - machines using flammable solvents for the pre-treatment and cleaning of products or equipment (e.g. barrels, tins, cans or containers); - related solvent handling equipment. This document deals only with the significant hazards from fire and explosion as listed in Clause 4, when used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. The types of thermal cleaning systems covered in this document are - direct combustion, and - catalytic combustion (see definitions in 3.1.1 and 3.1.2). This document shall be used in conjunction with the relevant requirements of EN 746-1 and EN 746-2. For the purpose of this document a thermal cleaning system for process gas contains the following components: fan(s), heat exchanger, process space, main and supporting burner, injection system, power driven dampers, control and power circuits joined together for the processing of flammable substances, predominantly volatile organic compounds, by effecting oxidation. NOTE Thermal cleaning equipment is usually integrated with systems as covered by e.g. EN 1010, EN 1539, EN 12215, prEN 12921-1 or prEN 12921-3. 1.2 This document is not applicable to: - thermal paint removal systems; - pyrolytic systems. 1.3 This document is not applicable to thermal cleaning systems which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.


NFPA 1991-2016

NFPA 1991 Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2016 edition

1.1* Scope. 1.1.1* This standard shall specify minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, documentation, and certification of vapor-protective ensembles and ensemble elements used by emergency response personnel during hazardous materials incidents and for protection from chemicals, biological agents, and radiological particulates (CBRN) encountered as terrorism agents. 1.1.2* This standard shall also specify additional optional criteria for vapor-protective ensembles that provide escape protection from chemical flash fires encountered during hazardous materials incidents. 1.1.3 This standard shall specify requirements for new vaporprotective ensembles and new ensemble elements. 1.1.4 This standard alone shall not specify requirements for protective clothing for any fire fighting applications. 1.1.5 This standard alone shall not specify requirements for protection against ionizing radiation, cryogenic liquid hazards, or explosive atmospheres. 1.1.6* This standard shall not specify requirements for the respiratory protection that is necessary for proper protection with the protective ensemble. Respiratory protection for hazardous materials emergencies and CBRN terrorism incidents is a critical part of the overall protection and shall be specified by the authority having jurisdiction. 1.1.7 Certification of compliant vapor-protective ensembles and compliant elements to the requirements of this standard shall not preclude certification to additional appropriate standards where the ensemble or ensemble elements meet all the applicable requirements of each standard. 1.1.8 This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use for the designing, manufacturing, testing, or certifying of product to meet the requirements of this standard. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to establish safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard. 1.1.9 Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements. 1.2 Purpose. 1.2.1* The purpose of this standard shall be to establish a minimum level of protection for emergency response personnel against adverse vapor, liquid-splash, and particulate environments during hazardous materials incidents, and from specified chemical and biological terrorism agents in vapor, liquid splash, and particulate environments during CBRN terrorism incidents. 1.2.1.1 The purpose of this standard shall also be to establish a minimum level of liquefied gas protection as an option for compliant vapor-protective ensembles and compliant ensemble elements. 1.2.1.2 The purpose of this standard shall also be to establish a minimum level of limited chemical flash fire protection, for escape only in the event of a chemical flash fire, as an option for compliant vapor-protective ensembles and compliant ensemble elements. 1.2.1.3 The purpose of these options shall be to provide emergency response organizations the flexibility to specify neither, one, or both of these options in their purchase specifications according to the anticipated exposure and expected needs of the emergency response organization. 1.2.2* Controlled laboratory tests used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this standard shall not be deemed as establishing performance levels for all situations to which personnel can be exposed. 1.2.3 This standard is not intended to be utilized as a detailed manufacturing or purchase specification, but shall be permitted to be referenced in purchase specifications as minimum requirements.



NFPA 2112-2018

NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire, 2018 edition

Reduce the severity of flash fire burn injury -- and increase survival odds for industrial personnel -- by following the latest rules for flame-resistant clothing in the 2018 edition of NFPA 2112. NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire specifies the minimum design, performance, certification, and testing requirements for flame-resistant fabric and garments for use in areas at risk from flash fires. Tentative Interim Amendment 12-2 was issued to address cold weather insulation and interlining, and the 2018 edition of the Standard incorporates these allowances for the performance and testing requirements. Typically, these materials serve as internal insulation when used in garments in the field, and therefore not directly exposed to fire. However, during testing, the materials had been directly exposed to fire, which resulted in restricted use of cold weather gear without adding additional safety to the garments. Other changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 2112 include: Updated terminology that refines the term flash fire to short duration thermal exposure from fire, and adds the term inherent flame resistance for alignment with NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Added coverage for garments including shrouds/hoods/ balaclavas as one item, and gloves. New two requirements to the testing apparatus that address variability. First, the lab must verify sensor response to a heat flux before the sensors are mounted on the manikin. Second, the lab must test standard reference garments and attain results within a predisposed range before the lab can certify results for the manikin test. It is essential for manufacturers and certifying agencies of fire-resistant garments for industrial personnel to understand the requirements in NFPA 2112. (Softbound, 40 pp., 2018)



ANSI Z245.21-2013

Stationary Compactors - Safety Requirements for Manufacturing and Reconstruction

This standard revises requirements to minimize the risk of fire, electrical shock and injury to persons during operation and maintenance of stationary compacting equipment for use with wastes and recyclable materials by commercial businesses, apartment buildings, industrial plants, waste processing facilities, waste disposal and transfer industries, and recycling facilities. The requirements of this standard apply to stationary compactors rated at 600 volts or less, for outdoor or indoor use, and are employed in accordance with the manufacturer's written installation, operation, and maintenance instructions and procedures.


NFPA 70E-2004

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces, 2004 Edition

Covers the full range of electrical safety issues from work practices to maintenance, special equipment requirements, and installation. In fact, OSHA bases its electrical safety mandates on the comprehensive information in this important Standard.


ASME B20.1-2018

Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

B20.1 applies to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation of conveyors and conveying systems in relation to hazards. The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, or unit handling types where the installation is designed for permanent, temporary, or portable operation. This Standard shall apply, with the exceptions noted below, to all conveyor installations. This Standard specifically excludes any conveyor designed for, installed for, or used primarily for the movement of human beings. This Standard does, however, apply to certain conveying devices that incorporate within their supporting structure work stations or operatorÆs stations specifically designed for authorized operating personnel.


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