Chlorine dioxide, or ClO2, is a chemical compound that is commonly used in pulp bleaching and water treatment processes. Because it is very unstable and can react violently, ClO2 poses a number of health hazards. Working with or around ClO2 is sometimes unavoidable however, so it is critical that you use the proper PPE, follow standard procedures, and know how to handle leaks, spills, and other emergency situations.
Topics Covered in This Course:
Description of chlorine dioxide
Common uses of chlorine dioxide
PPE and handling requirements
Exposure and toxicity
Health hazards and effects
Personal protective equipment
Emergency response procedures
Industry best practices
Contributions by Anthony Evatt and Melody Baeza, of Rayonier Inc.