Safety: It takes all of us

Each June, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month as a time to bring attention to key safety issues. This years theme, "Safety: It takes all of us," was inspired by the idea of continuous risk reduction – a key pillar in the Journey to Safety Excellence.  A successful safety program depends on spotting hazards early, evaluating their risk and removing or controlling them before harm is done. 

Use this June to find creative ways to engage everyone in reducing risk in your workplaces. A little effort today has the potential to prevent tragedy tomorrow.

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q6

If you're joining us after receiving your InControl Newsletter Vol 1.2014 and are looking for the answers to the LFL I.Q. Test, you made it! If you're just interested in testing your knowledge, look back over the last few weeks & see if you can make it too.

Q6. What type of technology will report the most accurate results in a multiple solvent application (i.e. Toluene, MEK, IPA and Acetate)?

a. Catalytic

b. Infrared

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q5

If you're joining us after receiving your InControl Newsletter Vol 1.2014 and are looking for the answers to the LFL I.Q. Test, put on your thinking caps. If you're just interested in testing your knowledge, you should bring yours too.

Q5. What does 30 feet of added sample tubing do to an analyzer’s ability to give an alarm?

a.The reading is just as accurate so that alarms will be good.

b.There is no effect, everything stays roughly the same.

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q4

If you're joining us after receiving your InControl Newsletter Vol 1.2014 and are looking for the answers to the LFL I.Q. Test, school's in session! If you're just interested in testing your knowledge, no cheat sheets. 

Q4. How quickly has experience shown some of the worst accidents to occur?

a. A few seconds

b. One minute or so

c. Several minutes

d. Hours

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q3

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Q3. How does the flammability of solvent vapors in air at a temperature of 250° F compare to 77° F?

a. It is more flammable

b. It is less flammable

c. It is the same

d. Solvents do not have LFL values

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q2

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Q2. When are continuous flammability (%LFL) monitors required to be used on heated processes?

a. Above 10% LFL

b. Above 25% LFL

c. Above 50% LFL

d. At 100% LFL

Test your LFL I.Q. - Q1

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Q1. What is the definition of %LFL?

a. The lowest flammable concentration of a gas in air in which a flame can be propagated when given a source of ignition.

Safety Beyond the Classroom

Time & energy are spent learning about safety through various trainings and educational forums, it’s important to actually apply that knowledge to the everyday workings of your application. Consider the unique needs of your workplace and find what best supports your safety goals.

Here are some questions to help get you started:

Safety Award for the Advanced Technology Industry

Jeff Sampson, Control Instruments Corporation Executive Client Relations Manager, presenting the first annual Control Instruments Excellence in Safety award to Tim Salaba, Division Engineering Manager for 3M Company Process Information & Control Solutions.

On March 5, 2014, Jeff Sampson, Control Instruments Corporation Executive Client Relations Manager, presented the first annual Control Instruments Excellence in Safety award to Tim Salaba, Division Engineering Manager for 3M Company Process Information & Control Solutions.

Here's a little more information about 3M-PC&IS, our Safety Award recipient in the Advanced Technology Industry: 

2014 Safety Award for High Excellence

The marketplace is demanding that companies be sustainable; and they should only be considered sustainable if they protect their most important asset: their people.

Keeping personnel and facilities SAFE is Control Instruments’ #1 goal. Our company was founded all those years ago because of it. We care that much about it. Productivity, sustainability, and energy savings all ultimately begins & ends with keeping our customers, and their people safe.

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