Any chemical that can potentially cause harm is hazardous. These chemicals exist in a variety of forms and are ingested in the following ways:
- Inhalation: Breathing in contaminated air is the most common way chemicals enter the body.
- Skin contact: Some substances are absorbed into the body through the skin.
- Ingestion: Workplace chemicals can be accidentally swallowed if food or hands are exposed.
- Injection: Sharp objects can inject harmful chemicals into the bloodstream.
The effects of chemical-related accidents are devastating for workers, their families, and coworkers, and teaching proper chemical safety tips is the best way to prevent workplace accidents. Here are practical preventive measures for chemical accidents and chemical safety PPE products provided by Axiom.