The chemical industry is one of Canada’s fastest growing segments that saw shipments worth over $53 billion produced in 2016. You can track nearly every manufactured good back to the chemical industry, with one job in chemistry fueling five jobs elsewhere in the economy. If you’re employed in any of the following jobs, you’re part of the chemical industry:
- chemical production
- oil and gas
- pulp and paper
- laboratory work
- chemical transport
- general manufacturing
The chemical industry is unlike any other in Canada, which also extends to its hazards and risks. Chemical splash incidents are rare, but they’re often traumatic, life-altering events. To put this into perspective, chemical injuries to the skin or eyes only represent a fraction of all recordable injuries, but they are responsible for approximately 30% of all burn related deaths.
Levitt-Safety understands chemical hazards and provides a number of solutions for chemical decontamination, spill control, personal protective equipment and chemical detection. Contact us today for more information.