Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of two separate fatalities this week: One involved a millwright and the other a utility employee. One workplace fatality in any year is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please pause all work for a safety moment and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Chemical Hazards

 

Many people work with or near chemicals during the course of their day. If not handled properly, these chemicals could lead to illnesses. Sometimes symptoms show up right away and you know immediately that something is wrong. Other times, exposure over a long period of time can lead to a disease or disorder. Use the resources below to help protect yourself against chemical hazards.

 

Asbestos

 

Carbon Monoxide and Controls

 

Designated Substances and Controls

 

Diesel Exhaust and Controls

 

Lead

 

Silica

 

Personal Protective Equipment

 

Skin Hazards and Controls

 

Welding Hazards and Controls

 

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

 

Other Chemical Hazards and Controls

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