The chemical industry is unlike any other in Canada, which also extends to its hazards and risks. Chemical splash incidents are rare, but they’re often traumatic, life-altering events. To put this into perspective, chemical injuries to the skin or eyes only represent a fraction of all recordable injuries, but they are responsible for approximately 30 per cent of all burn-related deaths.

This Ultimate Beginners' Guide will give you a thorough overview of what you need to know in order to work safely and successfully with hazardous chemical products.

What you will learn:

  • How to properly identify chemical products

  • Which detection tools you should use in your unique environment
  • The best type of respiratory protection, PPE and protective clothing to wear for your job
  • How to safely store chemical products
  • Proper first aid procedures to follow if you encounter a chemical exposure  

This guide will walk you through each of these critical elements so you can better understand the risks associated with working with chemicals.