A Chemical Is Not Be A Carcinogen Or Cancer Causing Agent Under Osha Regulations Essay

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According to the Text book by Gayle Woodside “A chemical is considered to be a carcinogen or cancer-causing agent under OSHA regulations if it has been evaluated by the international Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and is listed in the IARC latest edition of monographs as carcinogen or potential carcinogen”(Woodside 1999). By using the correct PPE in according to the MSDS for the right task it can reduce the risk of cancers for employees and first responders. Most physically hazardous injuries a majority of the time will be from burns and normally be from a chemical burns or burns from flames or explosions. Welding metal can switch metal to a temporary hazardous material which can cause burns, by physically changing the metal by increasing the heat that is applied to the metal whether aluminum or steel and or some of other alloy. According to OSHA “The intense light associated with welding operations can cause serious and sometimes permanent eye damage if operators do not wear proper eye protection. The intensity of light or radiant energy produced by welding, cutting or brazing operations varies according to a number of factors including the task producing the light, the electrode size and the arc current” (OSHA 2012).
When possible the engineering controls should be in place, in the working environment to reduce risk to personal when working with or around hazardous material and or hazardous waste. These engineering controls can include storage, transportation

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