You may not consider yourself someone who works around chemicals, but you technically are if you do even a basic amount of cleaning on the job. You may be using chemicals like bleach or ammonia, or you may be using different cleaning compounds that contain these chemicals.
There are a lot of safety issues to consider when working with chemicals, such as wearing gloves when necessary and even wearing eye protection if you think that any of the solutions could splash into your eyes. You need to have the right personal protection equipment, and you always need to take your time and work carefully.
One key thing to consider, however, is that you never want to mix these chemicals together. In some cases, it’s even dangerous to store them together.
The risk of bleach and ammonia
For example, let’s consider bleach and ammonia, which were noted as common cleaning solutions above. On their own, you can use them safely if you know what you’re doing. Together, the two compounds are going to have a chemical reaction that creates chloramine gas. This can cause you to feel sick or pass out, and it can even be fatal. People have passed away from being exposed to this gas when they didn’t realize that mixing the two compounds had created it.
Have you lost a loved one at work?
If you have suffered injuries due to chemical or gas exposure at work, or if you have lost a loved one, then it is very important for you to know about all of your legal options.