Accidents can happen at night as well as during the day. For plant personnel fleeing a hazardous situation, knowing the wind direction and speed is crucial and could be the difference between life and death. BDS’s lighted windsock systems will let your employees know which way not to run in an emergency situation.
Our lighted windsock systems conform to OSHA Appendix C to 1910.119 — Compliance Guidelines and Recommendations for Process Safety Management which states “For outdoor processes where wind direction is important for selecting the safe route to a refuge area, the employer should place a wind direction indicator such as a wind sock or pennant at the highest point that can be seen throughout the process area. Employees can move in the direction of cross wind to upwind to gain safe access to the refuge area by knowing the wind direction” (Section 13 – Emergency Preparedness, Paragraph 3. This appendix serves as a non-mandatory guideline to assist employers and employees in complying with the requirements of this section, as well as provides other helpful recommendations and information).