Toxic substances and chemicals are encountered every day in the workplace as well as the home. Chemicals are part of our day-to-day life, from changing fluorescent light bulbs, to being exposed to lead paint on a job site. While the likelihood of running into lead paint in new construction is rare these days, the danger still remains in aging buildings.
Exposure to lead, asbestos, and fumes from adhesives or other materials can be detrimental to a person's health. You should always be aware when dealing with chemicals. Trust and pay attention to your senses. Your nose will often catch identifying smells or tastes in the air, while burning or tingling sensations from toxic substances could manifest on the skin before causing irreparable damage.
The best defense is a good offense. If you are heedful and aware of your surroundings, exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxic fumes can be avoided. Always wear the proper uniform and protective equipment. At home, be certain to use gloves when necessary, especially when coming into contact with bleach or mildew and mold growth. Be sure to always have a mask on hand when facing off with toxic fumes, as it will also help to ensure your health and safety.
Safety Meeting Outlines, Inc. is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths caused by safety issues on job sites and in the home. This includes increasing awareness of toxic hazards in both arenas until use and exposure can be eliminated completely. For more information, contact us by phone at (888)-665-3836.