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Tip of the Week No. 242 – 03/23/09 – Tank Maintenance


Tank manufacturers need to address maintenance work methods with practical access and fall protection.
Tank and vessel manufacturers must be sure to design manways greater than 18 inches in diameter to avoid trapping both workers and rescuers; a 24-inch minimum should be considered. In particular, maintenance of digester tanks in the pulp industry should have access systems specified in instructions, and should recommend practical fall protection and emergency retrieval systems.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 64.
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Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition #6


Tip of the Week No. 234:
Tank manufacturers need to address maintenance work methods with practical access and fall protection. Tank and vessel manufacturers must be sure to design manways greater than 18 inches in diameter to avoid trapping both workers and rescuers; a 24-inch minimum should be considered.
In particular, maintainers of digester tanks in the pulp industry should have access systems specified in instructions, and should recommend practical fall protection and emergency retrieval systems.
Excerpt from Chapter 3 – Who Needs Fall Protection? Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition. Watch this website for more information about the publication date and how you can order your copy.


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