Burns can be serious and even life-threatening. Though they often happen because of flames and hot materials, corrosive substances and chemicals are also a major hazard. Here you'll find information and resources to help keep everyone safe and healthy on the job.
Burns from chemical sources can affect the skin and the eyes. A number of industries have hazards that can cause eye injuries.
How to reduce the risks
Personal protective equipment is a must. While it's important to wear gloves and flame-resistant clothing, it's also important that workers in these industries wear eye protection.
The following table offers some of the ways to reduce the risk of burns associated with common workplace hazards. For more information, see our resources.
|Welding, brazing, soldering||
|Portland cement powder (corrosive powder/dust)||
Hot oil and water