Acids and Bases
Safe Handling Practices
Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employershttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-200/
Chemical exposure in the workplace is a significant problem in the United States. More than 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals via the skin.
It is estimated that the vast majority of multiple shower and/or eyewash installations in the United States still do not provide tepid water reports a March 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Feature Article written by Casey Hayes.
Where employees handle substances that could injure their eyes or get onto their bodies, eyewash stations or showers (or both) must be provided based on the hazard. OAR 437-002-0161, Medical and First Aid, and OAR 437-004-1305, Medical Services and First Aid requires the following:
This module includes information on corrosive properties, health effects, effects on the environment, occupational use, storage, tank containers, installation and storage of receptacles as provided by the International Programme on Chemical Safety.
A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances discusses precautions that can prevent serious health risks to workers due to exposure to corrosives. This 30- page guide was prepared by the N.C. Department of Labor.