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The Chemical Industry in Canada
The chemical industry is one of Canada’s fastest-growing segments – in recent years it's seen shipments worth over $53 billion.
You can track nearly every manufactured good back to the chemical industry.
For every one job in the chemical sector, it fuels five jobs everywhere else in the Canadian economy.
If you’re employed in any of the following jobs, you’re likely 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 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 percent 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.
Common Hazards in the Chemical Industry
- 54.5% of eye injuries are caused by chemical burns according to the National Safety Council.
- 18,300 lost time injuries (LTIs) in 2019 because of exposure to harmful substances or environments in Canada according to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada.
- 30% of all burn-related deaths are due to chemical burns to the skin or eyes.
Safety Equipment for the Chemical Industry
We offer numerous products that offer solutions to the hazards found in the chemical industry.
Levitt-Safety offers the best chemical suits, emergency showers and eyewash stations, and chemical storage and spill control products on the market to protect against chemical splashes and spills.
We’ve partnered with leading vendors like DuPont, Haws Integrated and Brady to bring the most innovative and cost-effective solutions to keep workers in the chemical industry safe and compliant at all times.
Service Offerings for the Chemical Industry
Levitt-Safety offers a wide range of services to ensure that all of your chemical PPE and equipment is up-to-code and ready to work in the case of an emergency. Some of our most popular services for the chemical sector include:
Safety Training for the Chemical Industry
Levitt-Safety can also provide online and in-person safety training for those who work in the chemical industry. We offer the following courses:
- Dangerous goods training (online course)
- First aid
- Respiratory fit testing
- Live and simulator fire training
- Risk assessment