Working in the chemical industry is a demanding and very involved type of work to do. Many people are highly-qualified to do this type of job, which means there is less chance of anything going wrong.
As you can imagine, anyone who works with or around chemicals must be as safe as it is possible to be in this industry. Health and safety might be important to all businesses but it is particularly vital in this situation.
Chemical industry injuries do occur but they are quite rare. All kinds of incidents have also decreased over time, as health and safety issues have come to light and safety conditions have improved. This is a testament to the experience and quality of employers – and indeed of the employees – who work in this sector.
What kinds of incidents might lead to chemical industry injuries?
You might be injured in a number of ways in this industry. For example you could end up simply tripping or slipping over in some way. Indeed this is the most common accident that can potentially occur in this industry, as is the case with many other industries. Aside from this there is also the possibility that accidents involving actual chemicals could potentially occur. These could involve the manufacturing process in some way, for example when various products are created using those chemicals.
It is important to note that such incidents are incredibly rare in the UK today. Every employer will risk-assess every procedure that is performed in their workplace. This will include both major and minor procedures of every kind. These assessments should help to reduce the potential dangers involved with this industry.
Some incidents are common across many industries
While the potential to have an accident involving chemicals is a stand-out possibility here, there are many other incidents that could potentially happen involving falls from height, trips, slips and mishandling carrying things.
As you can see, there are numerous ways you could potentially sustain an injury if you work in this area. However for the most part many workers go through their entire careers without sustaining any injury at all.
If you are unfortunate not to be part of this statistic, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. We can assist in finding out whether you have an opportunity to make a no win, no fee claim for some compensation.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen