Working Safely Around Hazardous Substances For the Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Manufacturing Industry

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ksu-logo.jpgThis manual provides important guidelines for working safely around hazardous substances, including chemicals, hot liquids and steam.

Safety tips, along with real accident reports, have been combined to give you a better understanding of the risks of working around hazardous substances and what you can do to avoid accidents. Use this manual along with hands-on safety training, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), labels and the equipment operator's manual.


  • Lesson 1: Take Control of Your Own Safety
  • Lesson 2: Avoid Skin and Eye Contact With Hazardous Substances
  • Lesson 3: Avoid Breathing Hazardous Substances
  • Lesson 4: Avoid Swallowing Hazardous Substances
  • Lesson 5: Avoid Fire and Explosions
  • Lesson 6: Working Safely with Hazardous Substances
Mitch Ricketts
Kristy Wieland
Kansas State University, Research and Extension