UH Manufacturing Loss Control Campaign: Chemical Safety

In today’s workplace, chemicals play an integral role in nearly every manufacturing process.  While some chemicals can be benign, others can pose hazards to an employee’s health.

A study from the California Policy Research Center estimates that workers suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually related to chemical exposures.  Chemical hazards pose a wide range of health hazards, and have been linked to cancers and lung, kidney, skin, heart, stomach, brain, nerve and reproductive diseases.

The risk of chemical exposure can be reduced by taking the proper precautions.  The fourth phase of United Heartland’s Manufacturing Loss Control Campaign provides resources that can help your manufacturing customers assess their current chemical exposure risks and strategize ways to lessen their future exposures. A downloadable flier provides information on:

  • Chemical exposure control measures
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessments
  • United Heartland’s Loss Control training resources
  • An OSHA toolkit that details how to transition to safer chemicals

We encourage you to visit our Chemical Safety page often and share it with others in your organization to review the resources we’ve provided.

United Heartland is committed to helping your manufacturing customers keep their employees safe on the job through dedicated, expert loss control service and our extensive resources. If you have customers seeking more safety information, encourage them to subscribe to Risk Connection, our monthly e-blast that provides customers additional tools and news to keep their employees safer on the job. For more information on subscribing, click here.