The inhalation, injection and injection of toxic, corrosive, radioactive materials and poisonous chemicals beyond certain limits is a potential threat to life. May of the hazardous materials are flammable in nature and liberate toxic/poisonous fumes/vapours/products of combustion when leaks or involved in fire. The contact with chemicals may cause skin burns.
What to do?
- Inquire about the characteristics of chemicals from the manufacturer such as toxic properties, flammability and their affect on skin and eyes, you are storing and or processing. And their antidotes.
- Make information known to all around you and display the names of chemicals and their characteristics at the entrance of your premises.
- Use protection for skin, eyes while handling hazardous chemicals.
- Leave quietly the place in upwind direction where chemicals have accidentally released.
- Once out of building/area due to leakage of chemicals, stay away till the area /building is declared safe for occupancy.
- Consult Doctor immediately.
What not to do?
- Do not hide information about the hazardous chemicals.
- Do not handle chemicals without proper protection as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Do not evacuate in downwind direction.
- Do not panic and run that will cause inhalation of more quantity of fumes/vapours/gas due to fast breathing rate.
- Do not drink or eat any thing in the hazardous area nor ever use any food stuff that has been exposed to hazardous chemicals.
Last Update Date :- 05-05-2018
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