If your everyday work involves dealing with chemicals, then it’s inevitable that you will be exposed to the adverse effects and potential risks associated with the inhalation of toxic substances. While this could be described as an occupational hazard, there are ways to reduce the effects on your body:
Read the packaging. Look it up online. Read articles.
Always be aware of the chemicals you are using. Strong substances can cause dermatitis, while weak ones tend to accumulate fungus and bacteria.
Keep it Clean
Make it a habit to regularly check whether your solutions are clean and clear. Filthy chemicals impose double the risk of clean chemicals.
Additional Tip: Check them at least once a week – this will allow you to filter out any unwanted particles.
Avoid Skin Contact
Fumes are far more harmful than the substance itself – so be wary and wear layers of clothes to avoid direct skin contact.
Do not Breathe it in
Businesses today invest in various precautionary equipment but they tend to overlook air management – which is essential. Tools such as downdraught benches, air purifiers and air filters can be a great investment, as they will regulate the air within your business premises. By wearing a mask, you can also avoid direct inhalation of toxic fumes.
Proper Air Management
Proper air management is vital in workplaces that are exposed to different chemicals – as it keeps the environment safer. It will also help to boost productivity, as the workforce will be concentrating on their work – instead of worrying about the air they are breathing!
Clean air is everyone’s divine right – and that’s what we do best at Airbench! For air management devices that assure a safer working environment, please call 01206 791191… we’re a breath of fresh air!