This page provides access to health and safety information relating to the onshore chemical manufacture and storage industry. This site relates to the following industries:

  • oil refining and petrochemicals
  • paints and coatings
  • pharmaceuticals
  • fertilisers
  • compressed gases
  • other general chemicals

The site does not cover the incidental use of chemicals in other places of work or the offshore oil and gas industry.

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