Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team

| April 1, 2019

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A general hand was breaking down cardboard cartons for recycling. The cartons had previously held bottles of liquid bleach. One of the boxes had become completely saturated with bleach and the worker was sprayed in the face and eyes with the chemical. The employee was led by his supervisor to the first aid kit and a bottle of eyewash solution was emptied into his eyes. When this ran out he was led by a co-worker to use the tap in the staff toilets instead of the safety shower. He was taken to hospital where his eyes were flushed continuously for 2 hours. He was released later that day and cleared to return to work with no permanent eye damage.

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Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from renewable feedstocks using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are used in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers.

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