Authorities are concerned about the work incidents in the chemical sector.

The South Africa labor department has identified the chemical sector as one of the six high risk sectors in terms of occupational incidents, according to a news release.

The other high risk sectors are

  • Iron and steel
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Building and construction
  • Food, drinks and tobacco

However, the chemical sector seemed to worry health authorities because of the high number of workers who became injured, ill or were killed because of exposure to harmful chemical substances.

The incidents, of course, caused human suffering, loss of production and high medical costs, and they underlined the importance of effective health and safety measures when dealing with chemicals.

Injuries from chemicals are often very serious, resulting in workers not being able to return to the work force once their injuries have healed and leaving them partially or totally disabled if they live.

Industrial air cleaners can remove airborne chemicals

Along with other health and safety measures, the industrial air cleaners from Electrocorp provide a cost-effective and versatile solution to cleaner, healthier air at the workplace.

The air cleaners from Electrocorp feature a multistage filtration system with a deep bed of activated carbon, HEPA, pre-filters and UV germicidal filtration (optional), which removes the widest range of indoor air pollutants in the industry.

Activated carbon is the most trusted and effective filtration material for the removal of airborne chemicals, odors, gases and fumes, and Electrocorp offers a range of custom carbon blends to target specific pollutants.

Contact Electrocorp to find out about the many different industrial uses, customizable features and successful track record.