Top 4 Causes of Chemical Accidents in the Workplace

March 26, 2019

The level of chemical incidents in the U.K. every year are overwhelming. According to the HSE, 50% of U.K. workplaces identified chemical / biological substances as one of the biggest risks for employee safety. There have been several studies on recurring causes of recent chemical incidents to identify how and why these accidents happen so frequently. To help ensure you have implemented the best practices when it comes to chemical safety, we have outlined the top 4 causes that are regularly identified as the root of many chemical incidents.

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