HR Management & Compliance

Train Workers to Avoid Poisons—At Work and At Home

March 16 through 22 is National Poison Prevention Week, so this is a good time to retrain on poison prevention precautions.

Check with the safety data sheet (SDS) and your supervisor for the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to use, which may include:

  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles or glasses
  • Protective suits or other clothing
  • Protective boots or boot covers
  • Respirator

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If your PPE gets contaminated, remove it in the proper sequence to prevent further contamination. Here’s how:

  • Avoid touching contaminated clothing. When you unfasten contaminated snaps and zippers, wear gloves or hold the clothing from the inside.
  • Remove items from the upper body first and work your way down.
  • Place clothing immediately and properly in containers for disposal or decontamination.

Finally, follow these good hygiene habits to help  protect yourself and your family from contamination:

  • Keep food, coffee mugs, and other nonessential items out of the work area.
  • Wash thoroughly before eating, drinking, smoking, or using the toilet if you’ve been working where you could have been exposed to hazardous substances.
  • Don’t keep PPE or work clothes in the same locker with your personal clothing.
  • Wash thoroughly after any potential exposure to a hazardous substance—for at least 15 minutes if you know you were exposed.
  • Shower and change clothes when possible before leaving work.
  • Launder work clothes separately from other clothing or linens.
  • Don’t take tools, scrap, packaging, and similar items home.

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