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Ammonia is a common hazardous chemical used in all kinds of settings. In hospitals, laboratories and other healthcare facilities (my professional backyard), ammonia is contained in compounds called quaternary ammonium salts, which because of their strong disinfectant properties are used as high-level cleaners and disinfectants on floors and on certain medical instruments prior to sterilization. […]
More than 32 million adult Americans wear contact lenses. Many of them are employees who wear their lenses at work in industrial settings. As an optician who specializes in contact lenses, I want to share my insights with the safety community on the dangers this poses. This series will discuss what the employee, employer and […]
OSHA’s Eye and Face Protection Standard says that employees exposed to eye and face hazards such as light radiation, chemicals or flying objects must be provided with eye or face protection. It also sets out criteria for selecting eye and face protection for your employees. This standard is a frequent source of violations. To help […]
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