Preventing Chemical Accidents: Understanding MSDS’s & Assessing Chemical Hazards
In your groups, read the factsheets on pages 4 - 17. Then based on the factsheets and your own experience write a response to the statement below.
For each paragraph, list the factsheets that helped you write your response.
“We work with so many chemicals in our plant. It’s part of the job. There’s a binder in the control room I can look at with the safety information if I ever get exposed.
Anyways, I always know when we are making the nasty stuff because you can smell it.
Aside from drinking the stuff, or pouring it directly into your eyes, chemicals really can’t get into your system.
I should know, I was exposed a few times but nothing ever happened to me. As long as you can avoid getting a heavy dose in your system, small amounts of the stuff won’t hurt you.
I’ve worked with this stuff for 20 years and I’m okay. I think the whole thing is overblown and I’m not going to worry about the chemicals being used at my plant.”