Hydrofluoric acid: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of hydrofluoric acid.
Last updated

Mar 2011

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PDF, 179.8 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a corrosive and toxic acid used across many industries and can cause serious burns. This document advises employers how to reduce the risk of workers being injured using HF. It explains:

  • how to eliminate risks by using alternatives to HF
  • safe work practices if you must use HF
  • how to use personal protective equipment when using HF
  • how to inform and train workers who must use HF
  • correct first aid and emergency procedures
  • safe storage methods for HF