Use respiratory protection when necessary to further reduce exposure and protect employees. [29 CFR 1910.134]
Design and use specialized processing, material handling, and storage equipment to properly contain corrosive chemicals. Consider both normal use and emergency scenarios. Use automation, when possible.
Install emergency facilities to provide immediate treatment in the event of an accidental exposure. According to 29 CFR 1910.151, provide suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body for immediate emergency use whenever the eyes or body may be exposed to corrosive materials.
Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards. US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-123, (1981, January). Provides a table of contents of guidelines for many hazardous chemicals. The files provide technical chemical information, including chemical and physical properties, health effects, exposure limits, and recommendations for medical monitoring, personal protective equipment (PPE), and control procedures.
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