September 23, 2020 Nicole Callahan
Throughout the pandemic, health officials have promoted hand hygiene as a powerful COVID-19 preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says using hand sanitizer is the second-best strategy, behind washing with soap and water. Alcohol, which is hand sanitizer’s key germ-fighting ingredient, also presents a potential fire risk. If your organization purchased hand sanitizer in bulk, you should know how to store it safely.
These six general safety tips will help protect employees and students from the fire hazards associated with hand sanitizer. Bulk purchases must include a safety data sheet (SDS) that provides specific instructions for safely handling, transporting, and storing your product. If the shipment does not arrive with an SDS, immediately contact the manufacturer, distributor, or importer.
The Fund’s online training package, delivered at no additional charge, empowers our members to train their employees when it is convenient. Workers’ Compensation program members can assign their employees the Chemical Spills Overview course. Property program members benefit from the Fire and Explosion Hazards course. The course covers everyday products that can create hazards if they are used or stored incorrectly. As always, members can contact your risk solutions consultant for advice about flammable material and other safety hazards
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