December, 2001

200101DecAll DaySnow and Ice Hazards - they can cause more than slips and falls!Process Safety BeaconLessons:Risk AssessmentLanguage:EN Origin: CCPS Document Type:BulletinTopics:Natural Hazards


For many of us, it’s that time of the year again!

Snow and ice build-ups on equipment and buildings can have undesirable consequences when they finally decide to fall. Damage can include bent/broken sections of tubing, small piping and cable trays; injury to personnel can occur if someone is in the area at the time. But, did you know snow and ice “slides” have opened valves?

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