Chlorine is one of the most widely used industrial chemicals in the world today, with 13 million tons produced annually in the United States alone. And although there are alternative treatment methods, the majority of water systems still use some form of chlorine for disinfection because it offers an affordable and well understood means of eliminating waterborne diseases. In fact, filtration of drinking water plus the use of chlorine has been called one of the most significant public health advancements of the 20th century. Yet every treatment technology has its risks, and it is critical to understand the dangers. That is why your employee safety training programs are so important. Here are some supplemental chlorine safety resources from our document library to help support an active chlorine safety/emergency response program at your plant. Water and Wastewater Operators Chlorine Handbook from the Chlorine Institute How to Handle Chlorine Gas Safel y from Washington State Department of Health Ammonium Hydroxide and Sodium Hypochlorite Storage & Handling Issues from Florida Rural Water Changing Chlorine Gas Cylanders a video from Grundfos Pumps Handling Sodium Hypochlorite Safely a video from the Chlorine Institute What Every Operator Should Know About Sodium Hypochlorite from WEF magazine In addition, chlorine safety topics are covered on operator certification exams and are a critical component of operator trainings. You can use the keyword box to search our national training calendar for upcoming opportunities.