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Today, almost every business uses chemicals. Even in the cleanest, most modern office, employees are exposed routinely to inks, toners and adhesives not to mention a wide range of materials used in cleaning and maintenance. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can cause many different types of harm, ranging from mild irritations to cancer. Managing chemicals and their associated hazards in the workplace will bring real benefits to a business. In addition to improved employee safety and health, cost savings can be achieved by limiting economic losses through effective work practices such as correct storage, handling, use and disposal procedures. Potential harm to the environment will also be reduced. Any substance, in gas, liquid or solid form, which has the potential to cause harm, is referred to as a hazardous or dangerous substance.