Chemical Exposure

Many engineering, manufacturing and other industrial processes expose workers to a wide range of hazardous chemicals which can affect their health. Asthma and other respiratory diseases, burns, cancer, dermatitis, poisoning and eye injuries may all be caused by chemical exposure.

In rare cases chemical exposure in the workplace can even cause death.

Chemical exposure in the workplace can occur in a number of ways - contact with skin, contact with eyes, inhalation of chemical fumes or ingestion of chemicals.

The use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace is strictly controlled but every year thousands of workers continue to be harmed due to failures by their employers to ensure proper safety precautions have been made. Injury can occur as a result of single exposures, or repeated exposure over a longer period.

A few of the more commonly used chemicals known to be hazardous to health:

  • Acetone
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Bleaches
  • Chlorine
  • Cleaning products
  • Formaldehyde
  • Glues and Solvents
  • Inks
  • Lead
  • Oils
  • Paint and varnish
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol
  • Trichlorethylene

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