Sanitation & Safety

Sanitation

When thinking about sanitation, understanding Active, Passive and Preventative principles is important. Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and having a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) are essential for doing business in today’s world. A sanitary process may require protecting your products from bacterial or cross contamination by active cleaning, or eliminating employee exposure to carcinogens and irritants through a change in your system design. View our brochure for more information. We have implemented the Sanitary Products symbol  to recognize those components and solutions which have Passive sanitary design or are used for Active cleaning of equipment. 

 

Safety

Combustible dust is an ever present issue in dry material processing industries. Protecting employees from fire and explosion, and reducing downtime from damaged equipment and facilities, is important to all manufacturers. At HorizonPSI, we take the time to understand the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for protecting your people and facilities. We partner with experts in the field of explosion protection and incorporate these guidelines and protective equipment in our system and equipment designs. 


HorizonPSI understands that NFPA and OHSA rules will change, so we rely on experts in the field for analyzing your existing facility. As a facility owner or operator, you have the specific responsibility for:
  • Completing a Dust Hazard Analysis
  • Assessing the hazards from combustible materials through a risk assessment
  • Determining and implementing management, employee, equipment and process improvements needed to reduce risk
  • Documenting procedures
  • Maintaining good housekeeping
  • Managing changes to process or materials that would affect the previous analysis