Safe handling of chemicals derives from a correct identification of the risk induced by chemicals and the organization of measures to reduce the consequences of the hazard. The consequences of accidents involving chemicals on facilities and workers are significant. Preparedness and awareness of the risk are key factors to reduce the impact of hazardous events.
This topic explains and illustrate how to identify risk and shows the safety practices to implement to reduce it, including the physical equipment, operation procedures and the organizational measure that can be put in place by facility managers.
- Chemical classification and labelling
- Risk assessment
- Safety rules
- Personal protective equipment
- Skin protection
- Emergency escape routes
- Handling of solvents, acids and bases
- Safety in gas tank handling