Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

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Most of us know that chemicals can be very dangerous, especially when they aren’t handled safely. In this safety training tip, we take a deeper dive into how you can be safer around chemicals.

This is stuff we might work with day to day, like industrial solvents and product additives, or substances that we may only encounter once in a while, say, when cleaning heavy machinery.

Chemical exposure can cause:

And these are just the short-term effects.

Sustained exposure can create some very undesirable health issues, like:

The best ways to protect against exposure to hazardous chemicals (Hazard Communication) are to:

But, what should be done if an accident does result in exposure?

If you get chemicals in your eyes or on your body:

It’s also important to always be prepared for emergencies through training and becoming familiar with your facility’s emergency response plan.

We hope you gained a safety training skill today. Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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