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When working with or around chemicals at a mine, it is critically important to control exposure through awareness, knowledge, and action. While exposure to some hazardous chemicals can present health hazards ranging from immediate or acute reactions such as short-term skin irritations and burns to poisoning, other chemicals can have long-term or chronic effects resulting in organ disease, cancer, or even death. Mine operators must have written Hazcom and emergency spill response programs in place that comply with all applicable governmental organizations. To reduce risk of injuries, always pay close attention to your surroundings. Be aware of emergency communication procedures, wear appropriate PPE, and consult the safety manager at your facility for further guidance.