How to Protect Yourself From Hazardous Chemicals

This 3 minute safety training video covers: Which personal protective equipment to be use for protection, how storing a chemical can also affect your potential for exposure, how important a ventilation is in storing hazardous chemicals, how to safely response when chemical leak or spill happens, how to properly clean up a hazardous spill, how to dispose hazardous chemicals safely.

Video Transcript

Does the task you are about to perform require PPE to guard against chemical exposure? What other potential hazard of the chemicals in your work are and if you or your co-worker is expose what treatments should be started immediately to minimize physical harm? You don’t want to guess to question like these. When working around hazardous chemicals you need to know what you’re doing, having a checklist of best work practices, while your own checklist may vary depending on what type of work you do and the chemicals you work with here are safety measures that anyone who handles hazardous chemicals must be aware of. Know your facilities MSDSs are kept, comply with each chemical MSDS information, use only properly labelled containers, read a containers entire label, report every chemical spill, leak and accident, know the location of eyewash and emergency shower stations in your area, use appropriate PPE when needed. Understand what to do in case of an emergency and if information is unclear and have questions ask your supervisor.