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Overview You have a legal right to know about chemical hazards and protections in your workplace. The Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), including Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), requires that everyone who works with a hazardous chemical has the Right to Know about its hazards... ...how to protect against those hazards, and... ...the responsibility to use that knowledge to work safely.
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**Chemicals may present physical hazards. ** They may catch fire easily; suddenly release pressure and explode; or react when exposed to heat, air, water, or certain other chemicals by burning, exploding, or releasing dangerous vapors.
Chemicals may have health hazards Exposure to health hazards can occur in three ways: Skin or eye contact can cause burns, rashes, or even blindness; Inhaling, or breathing in, chemical vapors and fumes can cause dizziness, nausea, lung damage, unconsciousness, or even death; and Swallowing (including eating or smoking after handling chemicals without first washing) can cause poisoning or damage to internal organs.
Chemicals may also pose environmental risk As described in the next section, all chemicals should be disposed of only as directed by its Safety Data Sheet
Good info, a bit hard to read on background. It was my first so did not always intuitively understand how to answer the questions.