Poor literacy among chemical handlers

first_imgThesurvey, Characteristics of People Working with Chemical Products in SmallFirms, by W S Atkins Consultants, covered 305 firms, around 60 per cent ofwhich had four or fewer employees. Managerswere found to be little better informed and reliance was placed on suppliers assources of essential information. It foundthat communication on health and safety issues was mostly verbal. Health andsafety regimes were often found to be rudimentary, or completely absent. Related posts:No related photos. Two-thirdsof workers in small enterprises who handle chemicals in the course of theirwork had a reading age of under 12 years and four months, leading to poorunderstanding of chemical symbols and their associated terms, a recent survey hasfound. The reportcovered five industry sectors: ladies hairdressing, dry cleaning,electroplaters, wood-yards and garages.center_img Previous Article Next Article  Copies are available, price £20 from HSEBooks, tel 01787 881165, fax 01787 313995 or  www.hsebooks.co.uk Comments are closed. Poor literacy among chemical handlersOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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