Chemical accident prevention checklist

Importance of chemical accident prevention

Working with hazardous substances poses a significant risk to your employees.  In fact, according to OSHA, workers suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually related to chemical exposures.  These exposures are especially dangerous, as they have been linked to cancers, and other lung, kidney, skin, heart, stomach, brain, nerve, and reproductive diseases.

General Duty Clause compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) General Duty Clause requires employers to provide employees with a safe work environment free of recognized hazards. Compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause (5A0001) remains a pain point for employers.  In 2021, OSHA cited it as the most common and expensive violation of the year in the construction industry alone. In order for your facility to stay compliant with The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA)’s General Duty Clause, it is essential that your people are able to clearly identify hazards and take steps to prevent accidents before they occur.


Learn the basics on how to:

  • Identify extremely hazardous substances (EHSs).
  • Complete process hazard analyses (PHAs).
  • Audit design documents and maintenance procedures.
  • Write standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Sufficiently train your employees to keep them safe and informed.
  • Create,  implement, and practice emergency response plans.

Download the checklist today to assist you in:

  • Completing regular facility safety audits.
  • Protecting your employees from potential chemical exposure.
  • Keeping your facility compliant with OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

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