Safe manual handling of chemicals in the automotive industry

Guidance on how to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks posed by the manual handling of chemicals in the automotive industry.


What it contains

When employees complete hazardous manual handling tasks, controlling risks can help reduce injuries. This guide explains:

  • how to identify hazardous manual handling activities
  • the types of activities that can cause injuries, including handling chemicals during delivery, unloading, storage, dipping components and cleaning parts
  • how to dispose of waste chemicals
  • how to safely manage chemicals in packages and containers, including a safety checklist 
  • using protective clothing and equipment as a temporary safety measure when handling chemicals

At the end of the document, there is a list of tools for more information.