Use respiratory protection when necessary to further reduce exposure and protect employees. [29
Design and use specialized processing,
material handling, and storage equipment to properly contain corrosives. Consider both normal use and emergency scenarios.
Install emergency facilities to provide immediate treatment in the event of an
accidental exposure to corrosive materials. According to, 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. [29
Use gas monitoring systems with automatic shut-offs and alarm systems, as appropriate.
Design and use specialized processing, material handling, and storage equipment for gases. Consider both normal use and emergency scenarios.
Reduce gas cylinder inventories and quantity of gas per cylinder, when possible.
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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