“There are many reported accidents where the labourer fails to read the material data sheets and appropriately handle hazardous or unsafe material” – smallbiztrends.com, Workplace Safety Issues
Reading the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before handling any substance, especially if you are not familiar with the substance, is extremely important. Wear all of the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to properly preform your task. Remember, if you can’t do it safely; stop and alert your supervisor.
Knowing how to properly handle dangerous materials is only part of MSDS. When working with dangerous materials always know what to do if an accident does occur.
Always wear all required PPE and stop if it isn’t safe.
You can find the original sources of this information at https://smallbiztrends.com/2019/02/workplace-safety-issues.html
Written by: Dan Thompson, Canadore College Student
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