Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

According to the United States Department of Labor, “Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility).” 
We here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to help you regulate your employee’s exposure to these chemicals and create a safe environment for your employees. 

  1. Provide Training.
    In this training, be sure to cover OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). This will help ensure that the employee is aware of the hazards of chemical and toxic substances in the workplace and the correct protective measures that should be taken to prevent exposure. 
  2. Allowable Airborne Concentrations.
    Employees should also be required to identify and evaluate the respiratory hazard(s) in their workplaces. Various types of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) have been established by a number of organizations, and are listed on many of OSHA’s Safety and Health web pages on chemical hazards and toxic substances. 
  3. How to Control Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances.
    Next employees should be trained on how engineering and work practice controls should be used to limit employee exposure to toxic chemicals. Respiratory protection should also be used to reduce exposure.

If you have any questions about Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances, feel free to contact us here at Safety Solutions and Supply and let one of our professionals help you. If you have any additional concerns, feel free to visit us online, check out our training services, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262. 
Safety Solutions & Supply
314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60)
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Phone: 1-866-537-2262 (toll free)