Fluorescent Bulb Safety

Protecting Workers From Mercury Exposure  

Metallic mercury poses health risks from inhalation and skin exposure. If fluorescent bulbs are broken, proper clean up procedures will protect workers who might otherwise be exposed to small amounts of metallic mercury.

How workers can be exposed, health effects and symptoms are described in this safety alert in addition to information about preventing accidental breakage and how to safely cleanup broken fluorescent bulbs.

Download the safety alert in English or Spanish to learn more about fluorescent bulb safety.