Paints, dyes, inks and adhesives are some of the most commonly used hazardous substances, and are collectively known as surface coatings. The hazardous properties of these substances are classified (put into groups) to determine how the risks can be managed.
Pesticides are considered to be a hazardous substances as they include a combination of chemicals which can cause serious harm to humans. Safe handling of pesticides is important to yourself and others on the farm safe.
Exposure to lead-based paint can cause lead poisoning which can be a serious illness. Many older buildings have been painted with lead-based paint and precautions should be taken when removing this paint.
Vertebrate Toxic Agents (VTAs) can harm humans and the environment if not used correctly. You need to follow the rules for handling, using and storing them to protect yourself, other people, and the environment.