A Vital Industry
Comprised of companies that manufacture industrial chemicals, the chemical manufacturing industry is vital to today's global economy. This industry takes raw materials such as oil, natural gas, metals, and minerals, and uses them to create a vast array of products. These include the chemicals that will be used in flavoring and fragrances, cleaners, inks, as well as pharmaceuticals vitamins and pesticides. From oil refineries and polymer manufacturers to soaps, detergents, and cosmetics, the chemical industry plays a vital role and presents a myriad of hazards for workers within it.