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Protecting associates and the environment from exposure to chemicals are two important considerations in your company's overall safety and health program. The chemical safety part of the safety and health program is called Hazard Communications , Right-to-Know and often times just referred to as HazCom, but it's really information you need to know to protect yourself from potential hazards associated with the use, handling, storing and disposing of chemicals and other hazardous substances.
You might associate hazardous chemicals with industrial applications or large spills you see on television and that would be correct. But, chemicals or hazardous substances are everywhere and they're in your workplace. Now, there's no need to be alarmed, millions of people work safely around chemicals every day and so can you. All you need to do is follow the procedures outlined in this program and take personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those around you.