Hazardous chemicals are stored and transported all around us. An accidental spill can happen anywhere, at anytime, and with no warning. You must know how to protect yourself until rescue workers can arrive and take control of the situation.
Hazardous materials are chemical substances, which if released or misused can pose a threat to the environment or health. These chemicals are used in industry, agriculture, medicine, research, and consumer goods. Hazardous materials come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, and radioactive materials. These substances are most often released as a result of transportation accidents or because of chemical accidents in plants.