Hazardous chemicals were the cause of nearly 3 million nonfatal private industry injuries or illnesses in 2012. According to former US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, "Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today."
One of the most serious threats facing American workers today is exposure to hazardous
chemicals. Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity).
We've seen the impact of respiratory illness and how it can be devastating to workers, their families and employers who did not properly protect their workers.