What are the Different Types of Hazardous Chemicals

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the the safety precautions you need to take when you work with hazardous chemicals, what are the effects of toxic substances, what are the most common toxic substances in healthcare facilities, what are the group of chemicals that are found in many facilities, what are the harmful effects of corrosives and irritants.

Video Transcript

Corrosives have the potential to burn, disfigure or even kill you. In some cases before you even feel their effects. If you handle and use them properly however, corrosives can be powerful tools and can be used safely. Corrosive materials are usually classified according to their chemical nature whether they are acids or bases and then by their physical state. Protect yourself before trouble starts. One of the best ways to prevent injury from liquid corrosive is through safe handling procedure. To prevent splashes and spills keep containers covered when moving or carrying, inspect containers for leak and use care when transferring corrosive liquid from one container to another. Hydrogen Bromide is extremely irritating to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes of the respiratory tracts and can cause burns. Even in small amount, prolonged contact or repeated short exposure can irritate your nose and throat and can cause excessive mucous production and indigestion higher concentration can be fatal.