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Preventing Skin Exposure from Chemicals

May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020

Substitution to a less toxic chemical is almost always a good option, unless the alternative chemical is much more volatile.Consideration should be given to re-designing the work process to avoid splashes or immersion. Where that is not feasible, personal protection in the form of chemical protective gloves, an apron, or clothing should be selected. Good housekeeping can avoid the accumulation of stable, low volatility, dermally toxic contaminants on horizontal surfaces. Enclosure and isolation may be feasible for both liquid and solid large aerosols.
Published breakthrough information from glove manufacturers and lab test data should be used with caution. Glove breakthrough can occur in considerably less time than expected based upon many factors.


May 26, 2020
May 27, 2020
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