A fatal accident involving concentrated hydrofluoric acid in a palynological laboratory is described.
Similar deaths due to dermal exposure to concentrated hydrofluoric acid have been reported in the literature.
It is evident that rigorous control measures including proper personal protective equipment and first aid are of utmost importance in the prevention of death and injury when handling hydrofluoric acid.
Possible factors that may have contributed to the accident are reviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fluorhydrique acide, Accident travail, Toxicité, Voie externe, Personnel laboratoire, Mort, Homme, Médecine travail, Etude cas, Fluor, Sécurité travail, Recommandation, Ergonomie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hydrofluoric acid, Occupational accident, Toxicity, Topical administration, Laboratory staff, Death, Human, Occupational medicine, Case study, Fluorine, Work safety, Recommendation, Ergonomics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0054522
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 21/05/1997.