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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.

For related information, visit our Managing risk and Risk advisories pages.