Chemical

A chemical substance is any natural or artificial substance that is not classified as biological. Chemicals can be solid, liquid, gas or vapour. Examples of chemical substances include polyethylene, ethanol, benzene and silica.

A chemical can be considered hazardous if it causes injury or illness to a person who is exposed to it without the appropriate personal protective equipment. Exposures may occur through inhalation, skin contact and ingestion.

Click here to read the complete summary about chemical hazards.

Check out our Guideline for Chemical and Biological Substances in the Workplace and safe work procedure template on chemical hazards. (Below the FAQs are more resources related to chemical hazards.)

 

Guideline for Chemical and Biological Substances in the Workplace      Safe Work Procedure Template: Handling Acids


 


 

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