November 23, 2021
An estimated 10% of employee fatalities stem from chemical exposure each year.
Storing or handling chemicals in the workplace puts all employees at risk. Workers like you could experience serious injuries (or even fatalities) in the event of a chemical spill, leak or explosion on the job. With this in mind, it’s crucial to take steps to minimize chemical exposures in the workplace and understand how to safely respond if a chemical incident does occur.
The main priority when working with chemicals is to follow all necessary precautions to help prevent a spill, leak or explosion from taking place. You can contribute to that goal by:
If a chemical spill, leak or explosion happens in the workplace, utilize these steps:
If you have any further questions about chemical safety on the job, contact your supervisor.
For more information, please contact us at 1-800-638-8048 or OHS@NFP.com.