Toolbox - 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. This phase of United Heartland’s Manufacturing Loss Control Campaign provides resources that can help manufacturers assess their current chemical exposure risks and strategize ways to lessen their future exposures. The downloadable flier, available below, 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 this page often and share it with your organization to review resources we’ve provided. We’re pleased to assist our customers in the manufacturing industry and provide information to help them work safer. To learn more about our Manufacturing Loss Control Campaign, click here.