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A chemist dies from burns caused by mixing chemicals.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 09CA004, 2010 Jan; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20040825
Abstract
A 56-year-old chemist received fatal chemical burns from mist released after he mixed sodium hydroxide with hydrogen peroxide. The victim was refilling a container of hydrogen peroxide with the incorrect chemical (sodium hydroxide) using a non-standard transfer procedure. The victim was not wearing any form of personal protective equipment (PPE). The employer did not have a safety and training program to address hazardous chemical handling, storage and use. The CA/FACE investigator determined that in order to prevent future incidents, employers who use hazardous chemicals in their work environment should ensure that specific safety and training programs are developed and implemented for the handling, storage, and use of hazardous chemicals.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Burns; Chemical-burns; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Laboratory-techniques; Laboratory-work; Protective-measures; Safety-clothing; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Work-practices
Publication Date
20100101
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2012-110739
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-09CA004; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-31
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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