Thursday, October 1, 2009

It got me thinking....

I am sitting on my couch, thinking of how I got this cold and wondering how long it will last.  Tis' the season for colds and flus and other such ailments.  It got me thinking....  

While at a clients, I visited the men's room to wash my hands and noticed a large jug of hand sanitizer setting on the counter.  With all the talk about disease transmission, sanitizers are popping up all over the place.  I noticed at Home Depot the other night that they have sanitizing wipes at their exit, (maybe it should be at the entrance where the carts are!).  There are other public places that also have sanitizers available.  This is great for helping to control the spread of easily transmittable bugs.  It go me thinking....

Several of my clients are idustrial manufacturers.  Even in those environments, everyone seems to be concerned about disease transmition.  But what boggles me is that not alot of people are concerned about the chemicals that may be spreading by walking around with contaminated PPE or shoes.  This is an area where proper hygiene practices are crucial, especially if the chemicals have highly toxic properties.  Selecting the proper PPE and properly donning and doffing that equipment (basically putting on and taking off), is very important steps in protecting ourselves against the hazards of the chemicals they are working with. 

When was the last time you washed your hands to make sure there were no chemicals?

I guess that most people are not concerned about chemical  exposure

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