An increasing number of processing industry accidents globally is highlighting the importance of safety standards and safe-equipment design. A new white paper titled “Safety Competence: Hazardous Area Regulations and Standards” provides insight into hazardous-area regulations, making it easier to apply current standards when choosing or manufacturing weighing equipment for operation in potentially explosive environments.
Companies that operate in hazardous areas are responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Critical comparisons of current standards will help enhance understanding of hazardous-area requirements and avoid the dangerous and sometimes expensive consequences of operating non-compliant equipment.
The white paper covers:
- Equipment manufacturer and employer obligations
- ATEX, IECEx, and FM guidelines
- Safety issues specific to weighing technology to help enhance assessment of this equipment which is commonly used in industrial processing.