Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2019 -- When working with bleach regularly, cleaning staff are exposed to a range of safety hazards, including skin and eye irritation, damage to lungs, and even death. As the most reputable workers' compensation lawyers in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson have advised on the safety effects of working with bleach.
Any employees that are regularly exposed to bleach are encouraged to understand the risks involved and take safety precautions to avoid injuries and health issues. If bleach is used in an undiluted state, it can be corrosive and irritate the skin and the eyes. If bleach is mixed with ammonia or other chemicals, it produces toxic gases that can damage the lungs.
Therefore, workers who regularly use bleach should attempt to use alternative products that are less hazardous whenever possible. Workers are reminded never to pour water into bleach. Instead, they should always pour bleach into the water. Manufacturer's instructions should always be followed when using bleach and it should never be mixed with other products such as ammonia.
Work areas should be well-ventilated, with windows opened, and respirators used when necessary. Also, workers should wear gloves, goggles, and face shields to protect the hands, eyes, and face. Employers are encouraged to train their staff on how to use and store bleach products, and the products should be stored appropriately at all times.
If bleach is swallowed, or if it damages the skin or eyes, emergency services should be called immediately. For more information, call the most reputable Georgia workers comp lawyers at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson at 404-692-6482 or click here.
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