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July 27, 2009

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Guidance – chemical distribution- Attentive on acid

The guidance covers: the initial risk assessment, transportation and site security, personal protective equipment, employee training and awareness, storage and filling operations, and first-aid materials and procedures.Although not a high-volume substance, hydrofluoric acid is one of the most hazardous substances distributed, according to the Association. Added director, Peter Newport: “It is essential for it [hydrofluoric acid] to be handled and transported safely, as even minor skin contact can result in severe injuries. . . The CBA guidance takes companies, step by step, through the safe procedures for handling and transporting hydrofluoric acid, and is intended to promote continuous improvements in the standards of safety associated with its distribution.”For more information, contact the CBA on 01270 258200.

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