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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY WARNING

Sugar products are well known ingredients in food and beverages.  It is good hygiene practice to avoid direct skin contact with sugar during food and beverage preparation.  The information below only concerns the occupational handling exposures.

Risk:
Irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system.

Safety:
Avoid Contact with eyes and skin.  Avoid breathing dust.  Wear suitable protective clothing, including eye (AS/NZS 1337) and respiratory (AS/NZS 1715 & 1716) protection if dust generated, and gloves (AS 2161) if repeated skin contact.

First Aid:
Rinse eyes with plenty of water. Wash skin with soap and water.

Disposal:
Wet sweep or vacuum spills into containers for disposal in accordance with local authority guidelines.

Fire/explosion:
High sugar dust levels create risk of explosion.  Maintain low dust levels and eliminate source of ignition.


 
 
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