Metal industry : Chemical hazards

Chemical hazards

Contact with chemicals and their handling can be hazardous, particularly for your skin. Such hazards are clearly stated on product labels and on safety data sheets. The main risks associated with products are explained by international pictograms indicating whether they constitute a skin or eye irritant, an allergen or a health hazard, for example through contact, absorption or inhalation. All users should ensure that they are aware of the risks associated with the products used and take appropriate precautions. Certain operations, such as the transfer of concentrated or caustic products from one container to another, require the wearing of special gloves, goggles, an apron and suitable footwear.