Chemical Hazards in the work place include flammability, explosion, poisoning, toxins, cancer, dermatitis, and irritation. Many of these hazards can result in serious injury to personnel, equipment, structures and the environment. All of these hazards can be prevented by proper work planning, training, safe work practices, and emergency controls. Safe work practices include the proper storage and handling of chemicals. Proper storage of chemicals often involves compatibility issues, proper secondary containment, and the proper chemical storage environment.