Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace

WALTER INGLES | January 25, 2019

When you identify a chemical hazard at your job site, you should aim (as much as possible) to eliminate the hazard completely. In many cases, this is not possible as the chemical may be fundamental to the goods you produce, or the way you do business. This blog walks you through the Hierarchy of Control, focusing on the process to follow when eliminating or substituting a chemical hazard.

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Sadara Chemical Company

Sadara represents a unique alliance between two corporate giants, each with shared values and distinguished leadership in its respective industry. Saudi Aramco, one of the leading energy suppliers to the world, and The Dow Chemical Company, a leading science and technology company of the world, have formed a joint venture, Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the Sadara complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Sadara and the adjoining PlasChem Park will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

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