CHEMICALS SAFETY

| October 9, 2019

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Chemicals are part of our daily lives. Some chemicals are manufactured for specific uses, while others are unwanted products of various processes, and some are of natural origin. Harmful exposure may occur through breathing, drinking, eating or contact. Several sectors and programmes have a role to play in preventing human exposure to chemicals and promoting their sound management throughout their life cycle. The health sector in particular needs to strategically engage in various areas in order to minimize the adverse effects of chemicals.

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Actikem specialises in the chemical storage, mixing, blending, and repackaging of industrial chemicals. From pigments to surfactants and lubricants to biocides, we have comprehensive facilities to meet all third party manufacturing requirements. An ISO9001:2008 certified business, Actikem provides a solution for companies that don’t have their own in-house manuracturing facilities; are looking for additional capacity; are unable to adequately handle hazardous materials; or wish to avoid health and safety issues.

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Actikem specialises in the chemical storage, mixing, blending, and repackaging of industrial chemicals. From pigments to surfactants and lubricants to biocides, we have comprehensive facilities to meet all third party manufacturing requirements. An ISO9001:2008 certified business, Actikem provides a solution for companies that don’t have their own in-house manuracturing facilities; are looking for additional capacity; are unable to adequately handle hazardous materials; or wish to avoid health and safety issues.

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