The First Step

 
Hazardous materials (chemical products) are everywhere. It has been estimated that over a half million chemical products are used by business and industry every year. Some of these chemical products pose little danger to you, while others are deadly.

Modern manufacturing would not be possible without chemicals. However, like machinery or electrical equipment, you must know how to use chemicals safely.

The first step in using chemicals safely is to recognize those materials that may be hazardous to your health or physical safety.