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Uncommon, but not unheard of – hazardous chemicals and injections

Posted by NOSA on Nov 30, 2017 10:30:00 AM

We’re now onto the last of our blogs on entry routes of hazardous substances into the body, and today’s article takes a look at accidental injection of such toxins. While uncommon in most workplaces, it can occur when a sharp object (e.g., needle) punctures the skin and injects a chemical (or virus) directly into the bloodstream.

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Topics: HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

How hazardous chemicals and toxins are ingested

Posted by NOSA on Nov 27, 2017 11:12:43 AM

In part three of our four-part blog series, we take a look at how hazardous substances are ingested through the body. It sounds pretty simple – we swallow them right? It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Let’s have a look.

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Topics: work safety, HSE, HSE best practice, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

How toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin

Posted by NOSA on Nov 23, 2017 10:15:00 AM

We’re taking a look at the four major entry routes through which a chemical can enter the body. In our last blog, we unpacked the ways a person can inhale chemicals, and the respiratory protection your workplace must have in place. Today, we review how toxins and hazardous chemical substances are absorbed through the skin.

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Topics: risk, risk assessment, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances

4 entry routes of toxins and hazardous chemical substances

Posted by NOSA on Nov 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For a chemical to harm someone, and affect their health negatively, it must first come into contact or enter the body. It must also have some biological effect on the body.

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Topics: Occupational Health and Safety, Safety, Environmental hazards, Hazardous chemical substances, Exposure

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