|HAND SANITIZER ALERT|
|By Deputy Chief Doug Gable|
|May 14, 2020|
POTENTIAL DANGER WHEN USING HAND SANITIZER
A worker used an 80% alcohol-based hand sanitizer as recommended by current hygiene recommendations in the COVID-19 plan.
2) Alcohol vapors can flame or flash if exposed to an ignition source, switches, or any surface containing static electricity.
1) When using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, be sure to allow for the sanitizer to dry/evaporate before resuming work activity.
2) Avoid touching any surface until the gel has completely dried. stay away from any potential ignition source while sanitizer is still wet.
3) If you are not sure about the use of alcohol-based disinfectants, please use warm water and soap to wash your hands if available rather than using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.