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Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

Posted by Jim Hebert on Nov 09, 2018 04:11:00 PM

milling machine coolant Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce.

The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil

When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects.

If left unchecked, this bacteria buildup results in foul odors in the workplace and can even cause skin disorders. In...

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Topics: health oil skimming safety

Making Safety a Priority in the Metal Machining Industry

Posted by Ken Gray on Aug 19, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Oil removal in the metal machining industry In industrial machining and grinding operations, metalworking fluids are used to reduce heat and friction and remove metal particles. Fluids can be water-based, including soluble oils and semisynthetic fluids, oil-based, such as petroleum oils, or a mixture containing anything from oils, emulsifiers and anti-weld agents to corrosion inhibitors and biocides, among others.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 1.2 million workers...

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Topics: dermatitis metal machining metal working safety

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