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