Chemicals such as fertilizers, detergents, oils, disinfectants and plant protection products can play an important role in everyday life on the farm. However, if these chemicals are not used safely, then you could be at risk. When using chemicals on the farm, it is important to know how dangerous they are. It is also important to ensure that you have the necessary controls in place to keep you, your family and the environment safe. The label on the chemical container indicates the dangerous properties of the chemical. Additional information can be found in the safety data sheet (SDS) which is supplied with the chemical.