How can you be exposed to dangerous chemicals?
You may encounter any number of hazardous chemicals while on the job or
at home. Safety education, training, warning labels, and instructions
are readily available and required by law in most circumstances. Understanding
the general principles of chemical exposure and prevention may not only
help you protect yourself from harm, it may also help you in a case against
a negligent company or employer.
There are a few ways you can be exposed to hazardous chemicals, including:
You may encounter one or more of these types of exposures in the workplace
or at home. Hazardous chemicals may be airborne, on surfaces, or in contaminated
liquids and solids. You may be exposed to these chemicals by breathing
them in, absorbing them through your skin, ingesting them in contaminated
food or drink, or from scratching or piercing your skin.
Take Proper Preventive Measures Against Exposure
It is important to be able to identify potential hazards as well as the
precautions to take in preventing them. Proper hazard identification and
exposure prevention may help to ensure the safety of you and your loved
ones. If you have been exposed to a dangerous chemical and the exposure
resulted from another party's negligent action, consult an attorney
and take steps to ensure you receive compensation for damages.
There are several preventive measures you may take against chemical exposure, such as:
- Good ventilation of work area/home
- Personal respirators
- Careful storage of food/goods
- Good hygiene
- Safety clothing/protective equipment
- Care in handling objects
For more information on hazardous chemical exposure and protection, access
the resources of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Retain Dedicated Legal Representation for Your Case
If you have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and suffered damages because
of someone else's negligence, you should fight for compensation in
your recovery. Hazardous chemicals can have serious consequences to your
health. After a chemical exposure, take immediate action to safeguard
Our West Virginia firm has
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