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Personal Cleanliness & Protective Equipment When Dealing with Hazardous Material

Personal cleanliness and protective equipment is key to protecting you and others when you handle hazardous material. Thankfully, toxic material is managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. However, even with these great organizations helping to manage hazardous material, every employee should take daily precautions to protect their health.

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In order to ensure safety, it’s important to take safety measures to avoid contact with toxic materials that could harm you and others. Consider the following tips to keep yourself safe:

Avoid Chewing Gum

While this may seem strange, if you chew gum while near hazardous material, airborne toxins could settle on your gum.

Wash Your Hands Often

Throughout the day, make sure to wash your hands often and thoroughly. Use warm water and lather the soap to ensure a good scrub. Before using your hands for any activity (eating, smoking, drinking, etc.), make sure to wash your hands.

Avoid Contact with Skin

If you touch any opening in your body (ears, nostrils, eyes, etc.), toxins have a straight path to your blood stream. Avoid scratching or rubbing any part of your body while near hazardous material. Stay informed about the different ways you may be exposed to hazardous products.

Use Protective Equipment

Eye and respiratory protection equipment range in shapes and sizes. Concerning eye protection, the type of material you are exposed to will determine what type of eye protection you should use. For respiratory protection, it is vital that you use this life-saving equipment accurately. Read more about how to accurately wear respiratory protection equipment.

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