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Refining the Safety Measures of Pulp & Paper Industry to Mitigate Common Dangers

The United States is the second largest producer of pulp and paper in the world with a market value of around $34.3 billion. It is reported that the industry produces over 75 million tons worth of material each year. A combination of hundreds of different chemicals will be used throughout the laborious process by different manufacturers worldwide. With this many solutions involved in the process it is essential that workers are aware of the hazards they work with and have access to safety showers and eye/face washes in the event of a chemical spill.

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Facing hazards in the fast-paced Food and Beverage Industry

The food & beverage industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the USA, with revenue amounting to $919.40billion for 2022 and an anticipated annual growth of 3.12% for the food sector alone. This industry and its employees face increased demand from a constantly growing population. As pressure to escalate production increases, the industry cannot afford to neglect the safety of its workers.

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Are you effectively using your safety showers and eye washes

Safety showers and eye washes are designed to be simple to activate in the event of an emergency, going from off to on within a second. Once they have been installed in the correct position, within 10 seconds reach of the hazard with no obstructions as per EN and ANSI standard stipulations, employees must be made aware of their location and how to use them effectively. 

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Alleviating Transient Hazards of Construction Sites

Construction is one of the most fast paced and ever-changing industries on the planet, valued at $1.589 trillion in 2021 and, as of January 2022, employs 7.5 million people in the United States alone. With the vastness of the sector comes a variety of hazards that workers are exposed to, making accidents prevalent and often unprecedented.

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Protect Lab Workers with Emergency Safety Showers and Eye Wash Equipment

A laboratory incident at UC Berkeley in 2009 caused severe chemical burns to a student. A few drops of the corrosive chemical oleylamine fell onto a researcher’s uncovered forearm. When he realized what happened, he went to the restroom and washed his arm with soap and water for about a minute. Unfortunately, oleylamine is corrosive and hard to wash off the skin.

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How to activate a safety shower or eye/face wash

You’ve purchased a safety shower or eye/face wash, the unit has been installed according to ANSI and EN standards, within 20 metres or 10 seconds reach of the hazard, is easily identifiable and free from obstructions.Do all employees know where to find these units? Do they know how to activate a safety shower or eye wash in an emergency?

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Quality is our watchword

Quality is essential, particularly in the manufacture of safety products. Safety showers and eye wash equipment must be reliable, robust, and work first time, every time, to protect lives.

Hughes’ rigorous approach to delivering high-quality products is evident throughout our manufacturing processes. We are audited to ISO standards, namely 45001:2018, 14001:2015 and 9001:2015. Producers of sustainable, high-quality components are in evidence throughout our entire supply chain.

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Be prepared for hurricane season

The official Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and ends on November 30 and has the potential to cause widespread disruption along the Gulf Coast.
Are you prepared for power outages or interrupted water supplies affecting the performance of your plumbed-in safety showers?

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Safety considerations for the cannabis industry

The U.S. cannabis industry is currently worth $61 billion with nationwide sales increasing 67% in 2020.  With even more growth expected as more states relax cannabis consumption and/or possession laws, it is not surprising that producers are popping up all over the country. Knowing the industry risks, having a safety plan along with the right equipment will help decrease the chances of serious injuries or fatalities.

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