Common hazards and risks in Cleaning:

  • Hazardous manual handling injuries
  • Caustic Cleaners
  • Slips, trips and falls

What are caustic cleaners

Caustic cleaners are cleaning products that contain highly alkaline and corrosive caustic chemicals. Caustic cleaners are common in a range of industries, including food, hospitality, health and metal cleaning. The most common caustic chemicals are liquids containing either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, both hazardous substances.

Caustic chemicals can cause severe chemical burns to the eyes and skin, depending on the chemicals’ concentration. Eye contact with caustic chemicals can cause permanent damage, including blindness.

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