CBA Issues Guidance on the Distribution of Hydrofluoric Acid
22 May 2009
The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has today issued new guidance for its member companies covering the distribution of packaged Hydrofluoric Acid.
CBA’s Director, Peter Newport, said, “Whilst Hydrofluoric Acid is not a high volume substance in the UK, it is one of the most hazardous substances distributed. It is essential for it to be handled and transported safely as even minor skin contact can result is severe injuries. CBA’s guidance sets out best practice for companies handling and transporting Hydrofluoric Acid.”
CBA’s guidance covers: the initial risk assessment, transportation and site security, handling, storage and personal protective equipment, employee training and awareness, storage and filling operations, and first aid materials and procedures. It also provides cross references to relevant legislation as well as sources of further information.
“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,” said Peter Newport.