Hazardous material exposure needs to be regularly assessed. This can entail taking samples from both your body and the area air. Blood and urine testing, together with other tests, may be used to determine whether severe exposure has harmed the liver, heart, or neurological system.
See a doctor who is knowledgeable in occupational diseases if you believe you are having any health issues due to your work.
Before starting work and periodically thereafter, the following are advised for people with frequent or possibly high exposure:
The following measures are advised if symptoms appear if overexposure is thought to have occurred:
- Liver function tests
- Blood cyanide level
- Chest x-ray
Together with an examination, every evaluation should include a thorough history of previous and current symptoms.
Treatment options should be considered for patients who exhibit substantial systemic toxicity symptoms or signs. Pure oxygen inhalation and, in cases of extreme exposure, particular antidotes, such as those used to cure cyanide poisoning, are employed as treatments for acrylonitrile exposure. Serious symptoms may necessitate hospitalization for the patient.
In locations where liquid acrylonitrile may come into contact with your eyes, you should wear splashproof protective goggles. Moreover, contact lenses must not be worn in locations where acrylonitrile may come into touch with the wearer’s eyes. Respirators should be used if local exhaust or enclosure is not being employed.