Occupational disease prevention: Information on occupational hazards and prevention measures.

Prévention des maladies professionnelles : Informations sur les risques professionnels et les mesures de prévention.

Prevention of occupational diseases: Information on occupational risks and prevention measures

Auto mechanics are exposed to many occupational hazards, including chemicals, dust, loud noises and repetitive motions. Auto mechanics must take steps to prevent occupational illnesses and injuries. The following information is intended for auto mechanics to help them understand and manage occupational hazards.

Risks linked to chemicals

Auto mechanics are exposed to a number of chemicals, including solvents, cleaners, lubricants and paint products. These chemicals can be inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or accidentally ingested. Chemicals can cause skin irritation, headaches, nausea and respiratory problems. Auto mechanics must take steps to minimize their exposure to chemicals.

Chemical risk prevention measures

  • Use quality chemicals that comply with current standards.
  • Use chemicals in well-ventilated areas.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as gloves, goggles and masks.
  • Wash your hands after handling chemicals.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas where chemicals are used.

Risks related to dust

Automotive mechanics are exposed to high levels of dust. Dust can irritate eyes, nose and throat and can cause respiratory problems. Auto mechanics should take steps to minimize their exposure to dust.

Dust risk prevention measures

  • Use industrial vacuum cleaners to vacuum dust.
  • Wear masks and goggles.
  • Wash your hands and face after handling dusty parts.
  • Clean tools and equipment regularly.
  • Use dust-free cleaners.

Risks related to loud noises

Auto mechanics are exposed to loud noises from tools and machinery. Loud noises can cause hearing loss and headaches. Auto mechanics should take steps to minimize their exposure to loud noises.