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New risk advisory warns of potential allergic reaction to organic blasting materials

Published on: December 11, 2019

Organic materials like walnut, corn cob, and rice hulls may be used as blasting media by workers who engage in abrasive blasting. Learn more about how to reduce the risk of workplace exposure to potential allergenic blasting materials.

This risk advisory identifies a potential risk for workers who experience allergic reactions to organic blasting materials. It outlines preventive measures employers must take to reduce this risk and ensure the safety of their workers.

Risk advisories are designed to address emerging risks where incidents have occurred but with unknown frequency. The goal of the risk advisory is to share these newly identified hazards with employers and industry.

See Emerging risks to find out more about how these topics are identified. You can also view other risk advisories on the Risk advisories page.