Following two incidents in 6 months where staff have sustained burns from hot liquids I have been tasked with review of suitable PPE and suggested requirements/procedures. I would like to hear from other who work in any plant (eg pulp and paper) where hot liquids are transported. Our hot liquids and steam are generally non toxic and at about 98 degrees celcius although some of the condensate contains SO2 gas. Main causes of injury have occurred when opening pipes, flanges, valves etc which were not fully drained or depressurized , despite a permit having been taken out.
Thus I am looking for others best practices in choice of PPE such as gloves, face protection, body protection etc.
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