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Levitt-Safety Blog

Category: Chemical Routes of Entry

  • Protecting Yourself from Fentanyl Exposure

    Protecting Yourself from Fentanyl Exposure

    It seems like every time you turn on the news or check out a paper there’s another tragic story about an opioid overdose. Since doctors recently cracked down on prescribing oxytocin and other easily-abused opioids like Percocet and Vicodin, another...

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  • Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Welding: The Cancer Risk No One Thinks About

    Substantial new evidence shows welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are actually Group 1 carcinogens The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has found that welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are carcinogenic and pose a serious risk...

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  • What Do You Know About Chemical Safety?

    What Do You Know About Chemical Safety?

    Every single type of workplace has chemicals in it. You don’t need to be working in a place where the threat of chemicals is obvious to worry about their risks. Do you have any glass cleaner on site? What about...

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  • Crystalline Silica: It's Not Just Dust

    Crystalline Silica: It's Not Just Dust

    Weakness. Coughing. Fever. Shortness of breath. These are all the symptoms of silicosis, a type of occupational lung disease caused by inhaling crystalline silica dust. It causes inflammation and scarring in the upper nodes of the lungs – and it’s...

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  • Steps to Choosing the Correct Chemical Suit

    Steps to Choosing the Correct Chemical Suit

    Chemical suits are your first line of resistance against extreme chemical hazards.  Choosing the right suit is imperative to protect your workers.  With so many options and different fabric technologies; choosing the right suit can sometimes be confusing.  After reviewing...

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