Acids and Bases

Safe Handling Practices

Date Added Resource Source
Jan 2012

Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers

http://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.

(NIOSH)
Mar 2007

OH&S Feature Article: ANSI Z358.1 Compliance: Check Yourself Out! (Emergency Showers and Eyewashes)

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2007/03/ANSI-Z3581-Compliance-Check-Yourself-Out.aspx

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.

(OH&S)
Oct 2005

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus – Eyewash and Safety Showers (PDF)

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/pubs/fact_sheets/fs02.pdf

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:

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2005

A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances (PDF)

http://www.nclabor.com/osha/etta/indguide/ig30.pdf

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.

(NC-DOL)