Category Archives: Workplace Safety

Concrete Coatings to Protect Against Corrosive Materials

[caption id="attachment_3172" align="alignleft" width="169"] Two attendants monitor the Blackwell's associate inside the confined space of this secondary spill containment tank.[/caption] Chemical Resistant Concrete Coatings Are Ideal For Secondary Spill Containment Industries rely on many different materials in the production of the goods we use daily. Many of these materials are highly concentrated and can be hazardous…
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Confined Space Work Requires Training

[caption id="attachment_3065" align="alignleft" width="300"] Confined space training prepared this Blackwell's associate to safely enter this vessel.[/caption] While most of us will never know what it's like to clean in the confined space of an industrial oven or a latex storage tank, there are people who do just that. We've got many of those on our…
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Cleaning a Chocolate Silo Takes Precaution

To some people, standing in and cleaning a silo of melted chocolate and crushing grapes in a wooden barrel with your bare feet might sound like a fun job. For about five minutes, maybe! [caption id="attachment_3021" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blackwell's associates clean many things that are much worse than silos that contained chocolate liquor. Maybe these two consider…
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Cleaning of Storage Tanks Requires Training, Skills, and Equipment

[caption id="attachment_2915" align="alignleft" width="225"] Interior of an ethylene glycol storage tank before cleaning[/caption] Most car manufacturers and automotive service shops recommend flushing the cooling system, i.e. radiator, of cars after a period of time to get rid of deposits that accumulated over the years. And the same recommendation can be made for the industrial cleaning…
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