GLRPPR Sector Resource: Veterinary Safety and Health: Chemical Safety
Veterinary Safety and Health: Chemical Safety
Veterinary medicine and animal care workers are at risk of exposure to many different chemical hazards including glutaraldehyde and other disinfectants, hazardous drugs, latex , pesticides, and waste anesthetic gases. Exposure to these chemicals may occur by dermal contact (touching the skin) and/or inhalation (being breathed in). Splashes may result in chemical contact with the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. This page includes information on guidelines relating to chemical safety in veterinary settings.
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)
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