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During the past several years,
industrial operations, particularly the petroleum, petrochemical and
chemical industries, have been actively addressing the growing
hazard of flash fire. As a result of some of the recent industrial
flash fire accidents, OSHA has forced industry to be proactive in
implementing flash fire safety programs to protect their workforce.
"The Hilgeman Group conducted our flash fire hazard assessment, developed a program for us and trained all of our employees. We spoke to several vendors before selecting The Hilgeman Group. Their assistance was fantastic - professional, logical and made sense to our entire organization."
The flash fire hazard can be deadly due to the burn injuries
sustained during the exposure. A personís ability to survive an
industrial burn is a function of three factors: the person's age,
the severity of the burn, and amount of burn injury (% body surface
area). As age, severity and amount of burn injury increase,
survivability decreases. The most logical and cost-effective
approach to minimizing the risk of serious body burn during a flash
fire event is the implementation of a flame resistant garment
Steve McGillicudy, CSP - Chemfast, Inc.
OSHA Flash Fire Enforcement Letter
Our firm specializes in:
- Assessing the workplace to determine the potential for flash fire
(hazard assessment, OSHA 1910.132)
- Crafting a flame resistant garment safety program (NFPA 2112)
- Training employees on the risk of flash fire and the function of FR
garments (OSHA 1910.132)
- Providing cost-effective solutions to minimize the risk of flash
fire (OSHA 5(a)(1))