Acetic Acid Hazard in Chemical Manufacturing Industry, conduct a literature search to identify chemical hazards, analyze toxic effects, assess exposure levels based on the worst-case or actual scenario basis, quantify the risk associated with the exposures, and propose sound risk management or remediation procedures or policy.

Acetic acid, also known as glacial acetic acid and ethanoic acid, with the chemical formula CH3COOH, is one of the most important organic acids. It is mostly made by chemical synthesis, mainly used in the chemical industry and manufacturing industry. Acetic acid can be used in the synthesis and production of a variety of chemical raw materials and has a wide range of uses in industries such as adhesives, pharmaceuticals, plastic production, rubber, and printing. As one of the widely used industrial organic acids, acetic acid is manufactured and stored in large quantities in the chemical industry. Because acetic acid is corrosive and volatile, people in chemical plants can easily come into direct contact with acetic acid or inhale acetic acid gas, causing great harm to the human body.

Inhalation of industrial acetic acid can cause irritation to the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Contact with the eyes can also cause a great deal of eye irritation. Contact with the skin can cause erythema and even chemical burns. Accidental ingestion of concentrated acetic acid can cause oral and digestive tract erosion and, in severe cases, death due to shock. Long-term inhalation of acetic acid vapor or aerosol can have chronic effects on the human body, causing symptoms such as coughing, expectoration, chest urgency, and nasal catarrh.