Why are chemicals more problematic than most hazards?

November 28, 2019

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Chemical suit fabric cannot be breathable; it must be an effective barrier to a whole range of nasty substances. If the fabric allows air to permeate through, it's likely to allow those nasty substances through as well. Furthermore, chemical suits cover the whole body and may be sealed to other PPE, such as gloves or mask. Any workplace may present safety managers with a several hazards to deal with: working at height, falling objects, flames, heat and, of course, hazardous chemicals. It's always useful to think about hazards in terms of whether they have an immediate effect or a long-term effect. In the case of most hazards, the effect is immediate: if you fall from the scaffolding on a building site you will notice immediately; if a brick you were holding in one hand then falls on your head shortly after you hit the ground you will notice immediately;

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