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Hazmat And Chemical Handling

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Limiting hazmat and chemical exposure in the workplace

When dealing with hazardous substances is part of the daily routine, staying safe comes down to knowing what substances you’re dealing with, understanding the risks and knowing how to deal with the situation – and, of course, being able to count on the reliability of your gear. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering you equipment that fulfils the highest safety standards, is easy to use and comfortable to wear. It’s all part of our commitment to providing you with products and solutions that help you effectively prevent accidents, keep your workers safe and prevent downtime.

Hazardous substances and risks of exposure

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Recognising and evaluating hazardous situations

Many operations and processes during routine work on industrial sites require precise monitoring and additional protection against hazardous substances. These operations include leak detection, cleaning procedures, decanting chemicals, entering storage rooms, working in confined spaces or containers and handling dust that accumulates in the production process.

Equipped with the right personal protective equipment (PPE), practical training and precise gas measurement technology, you can design these processes safely and efficiently.

Workers wear Dräger X-plore 1700 face masks and Dräger X-pect 8300 safety eyewear

Health and safety at work

In many industrial settings, the presence of hazardous substances greatly increases the risk of contracting cancer and other health issues. But, this isn’t a matter of fate – such health issues are preventable. Find out more about how carcinogens enter the body via inhalation or skin contact and learn how you can protect your employees from long-term consequences.

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Onsite exposure scenarios

When is hazmat and chemical exposure most likely?

Dräger CPS 7900 suits protect workers from hazmat exposure

Opening flaps and valves and connecting hoses is the most dangerous step in loading and decanting operations as hazardous substances can be released.

Worker wears Dräger CPS 7900 protective suit in ex-zone

Protective suits and respiratory protection can become electrically charged when worn in Ex zones.

Worker checks if hazmats are present in confined space entryway

When workers need to check device displays in hazardous areas, they may be exposed to toxic substances above the occupational exposure limits.

Confined spaces can put workers at risk for hazmat exposure

Sudden increases of toxic gases in confined spaces can put workers at immediate risk.

Worker takes precautions when explosive substances are present

Unintentional leakage is never excluded in storage rooms with explosive substances.

Lab technician wears a mask to protect herself from hazmats

Working with hazardous substances in research labs can lead to short-term excess exposure.

Staying protected from dangerous substances

Dräger VOICE brings you relevant information on hazardous substances

Dräger VOICE: your hazardous substance database

Dräger VOICE is an essential tool for gaining expert knowledge on the safe handling of hazmats. It brings you up-to-date information on more than 1,700 hazardous substances and their physiochemical characteristics – and helps you protect your team in their work environments. Simply type a substance name into the tool and get vital information including workplace exposure limits, recommended gas detection solutions and recommended respiratory and chemical protection equipment.

Dräger focuses on your safety – with personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hazmat and chemical exposure poses health risks on every industrial site. Working in these environments requires a great deal of knowledge, experience and responsibility. But that alone is not enough. Our PPE products and solutions provide you with effective ways to prevent over-exposure to hazardous substances.

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Masks & Filters

Firefighters at the scene use Draeger PSS 7000 breathing apparatus

Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

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Respiratory Protective Equipment

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