37 SAFETY Personnel working around asphalt plants must be be safety conscious. The potential for a serious fire results from the presence of burner fuel for the dryer, liquid asphalt, and hot oil of the heat transfer system.
38 SAFETY Besides the fire potential, many of the mechanical parts are very hot. These will cause severe burns if personnel should come into contact with them.
39 SAFETY The mechanical system for moving the aggregates, with its belts, sprockets, and chain drives, presents a hazard to personnel if they should become entangled in the system’s moving parts. All of these parts should be covered or protected, but they do require maintenance.