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Hazardous exposures

Hazardous exposures

Abrasive blasting

Abrasive blasting is used in a wide range of industries for many different purposes including the removal of rust, scale, paint, graffiti, mildew, and various forms of surface preparation.

Biological hazards

Lists a range of biological hazards, including bacterial and viral hazards and diseases from animals.

Carbon monoxide in breathing air during air compressor use

Compressed air can be used to supply clean breathing air to respiratory protective equipment used in industrial and manufacturing processes such as abrasive blasting and spray painting. There is an inherent risk however that the air supplied by compressors powered by internal combustion engines can be contaminated with harmful gases and substances, including carbon monoxide.

Lead

Lead can be inhaled through dust or fumes or swallowed through eating contaminated food or smoking with contaminated fingers. Untreated lead poisoning in adults, children and pets can be fatal.

Spray painting

Spray painting is used in a variety of industries and by a variety of workers. It is used to paint motor vehicles, buildings (inside and outside), structures, furniture, white goods, boats, ships, aircraft and machinery.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures of the size 100 nanometres or smaller.

Last updated
26 April 2017

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