Valve Safety

Learning objectives

  • Describe what valves do, the materials they can consist of, and their various uses.
  • Describe the different types of valves and how they function.
  • Identify the potential consequences of valve incidents.
  • Explain the purpose of a hazard analysis, when to conduct one, and what one should include.
  • List best safe safety practices for working with valves.
  • Identify the symptoms of MSDs (like sprains and strains) and the risk factors in the workplace that contribute to the development of MSDs.
  • List the elements of proper posture, its benefits, and the steps to take to maintain it.
  • Explain how to apply ergonomic solutions to tasks in the workplace.
  • Discuss the proper selection and use of tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Explain lockout and tagout requirements and good housekeeping practices.

Course overview

This lesson covers valve safety and includes information on the types of valves, their purposes and characteristics; valve-related incidents that may occur in the workplace and how to prevent them; injuries that could occur as a result of valve use and how to avoid them, and best practices for selecting the right tools for a job and maintaining valves.

  • 18 minutes
  • English
Course Outline
  • Types of Valves
  • Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Issues
  • Working Safely with Valves
Regulations
  • 29 CFR Subpart H - Hazardous Materials - 1910.110 Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gas
  • 29 CFR Subpart H - Hazardous Materials - 1910.119 Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
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