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The Ultimate Beginners’ Guide to Chemical Safety

What you need to know about handling hazardous chemical products

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.

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