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Posted 22 October 2020 - 05:49 PM

During our last audit, our auditor mentioned a focus point for her on sanitation is the capping of hollow metal such as industrial grade tubing used for railings, machine platforms, barriers/guards to block forklift traffic from aisleways, etc.

Our maintenance team is willing to cap them, but having a difficult time finding caps to fit the different tube dimensions.

Has anyone experienced this? Have you a source for purchasing different size tubing caps? 

 

Thank you in advance for any suggestions or help you can provide.

 

Thank you!

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 05:56 PM


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Posted 22 October 2020 - 06:20 PM

We get ours from McMaster- Carr     www.mcmaster.com  Item # 60075T82  for 4" or 60075T15 for 3"


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Posted 22 October 2020 - 06:53 PM

If you do not need access to inside the tube or rail I would suggest permanent welding of a cap in place.  It will be the best option from a longevity standpoint.  Anything else will require maintenance and update over time otherwise it will be a harborage point for pests or bacteria (sanitation).



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:06 PM

But where would all the employees stuff their discarded gloves and hair nets!?

Or am I the only one that seems to have that issue every time a cap is missing?



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:56 PM

But where would all the employees stuff their discarded gloves and hair nets!?

Or am I the only one that seems to have that issue every time a cap is missing?

 

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My spot seems to be the pen holders on the forklifts....


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:11 PM

But where would all the employees stuff their discarded gloves and hair nets!?

Or am I the only one that seems to have that issue every time a cap is missing?

 

They will just have to start using the cigarette butt can. The smell of burning nitrile and polypropylene has the added benefit of warding off flies.


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