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What are the Most Dangerous Chemicals? – Infographic

Janet Cornett July 24, 2018 0

Workers in the Construction Industry must deal with a variety of hazards. Chemical Hazards can be found in the form of dust, fumes, gases, and vapors. They can cause a variety of injuries and health problems.

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  • Poisoning
  • Cancer
  • Asphyxiation
  • Neurological Injury
  • Burns
  • Organ Damage
  • Birth Defects
  • Disfigurement
  • Respiratory Problems

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] Maintains a List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics, and Reactives Under Standard 1910.119 – Appendix A

All of These Chemicals Can Potentially Cause a Catastrophic Event If Threshold Quantity is Reached or Exceeded

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List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

  1. Acrolein [2-Popenal]
  2. Acrylyl Chlorde
  3. Allyl Chlorid
  4. Allylamine
  5. Arsine [Arsenic Hydride]
  6. Bis [Chloromethyl] Ether
  7. Boron Trifluoride
  8. 3-Bromopropyne [Propargyl Bromide]
  9. Carbonyl Chloride
  10. Chlorine Dioxide
  11. Chlorine Pentrafluoride
  12. Chlorine Trifluoride
  13. Chloromethyl Methyl Ether
  14. Chloropicrin
  15. Cyanogen Chloride
  16. Cyanuric Fluoride
  17. Diazomethane
  18. Diborane
  19. Dichloro Acetylene
  20. Dimethyldichlorosilane
  21. Dimethylhydrazine, 1,1-
  22. Ethylene Fluorohydrin
  23. Ethyleneimine
  24. Fluorine
  25. Formaldehyde [Formalin]
  26. Furan
  27. Hydrofluoric Acid, Anhydrous
  28. Hydrogen Cyanide, Anhydrous
  29. Hydrogen Fluoride
  30. Hydrogen Selenide
  31. Iron, Pentacarbonyl
  32. Ketene
  33. Methacrylaldehyde
  34. Methacryloyl Chloride
  35. Methacryloyloxyethyl Isocyanate
  36. Methyl Acrylonitrile
  37. Methylamine, Anhydrous
  38. Methyl Chloroformate
  39. Methyl Fluoroacetate
  40. Methyl Fluorosulfate
  41. Methyl Hydrazine
  42. Methyl Isocyanate
  43. Methyl Vinyl Ketone
  44. Methyltrichlorosilane
  45. Nickel Carbonly [Nickel Tetracarbonyl]
  46. Nitric Acid
  47. Nitric Oxide
  48. Nitrogen Dioxide
  49. Nitrogen Oxides
  50. Nitrogen Tetroxide [Nitrogen Peroxide]
  51. Nitrogen Trioxide
  52. Osmium Tetroxide
  53. Oxygen Difluoride
  54. Ozone
  55. Pentaborane
  56. Perchloromethyl Mercaptan
  57. Phosgene
  58. Phosphine
  59. Propargyl Bromide
  60. Sarin
  61. Stibine
  62. Sulfur Pentafluoride
  63. Sulfur Tetrafluoride
  64. Tellurium Hexafluoride
  65. Thionyl Chloride

The Chemicals Listed Above Are the Most Dangerous in the Smallest Quantities

A Full List of Hazardous Chemicals Can Be Viewed on OSHA’s Website

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Sources

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=9761

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