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July 20, 2011

SAFETY TIP: Basic Chemical Handling

Many chemicals have great potential to do great harm. Use these basic tips as a starting point to ensure safe chemical handling:
  • Read the label. If you need more information, check the MSDS.
  • Dress the part. Wear proper protective clothing and equipment as required.
  • Follow directions. If the label says, "use only with adequate ventilation," make sure you do. Never mix chemicals unless you've been trained and authorized.
  • Know emergency procedures. Be familiar with first aid procedures, emergency eye wash showers and posted emergency phone numbers.
  • Be careful. Don't work alone, don't hurry or take shortcuts.
  • Report any suspected problems. Report any equipment that malfunctions or needs repair, as well as anything unusual about the chemicals.
  • Keep your work area neat, clean and organized.
  • Store everything properly. Close containers tightly. Keep flammables in a safe area.

1 comment:

  1. Make sure to follow all the given tips in this blog post to make sure that you will be handling chemicals in a safe manner. By doing so, you are given assurance that accidents will be prevented. Thanks for sharing!