Classification of Dangerous Substances: Quick Facts

Friday, April 16, 2021

Classification is the process by which the hazardous properties of a chemical are identified and described, and is a necessary prerequisite to the provision of appropriate safety information. Classification and Hazards

Classification of Dangerous Substances: In-depth

Friday, April 16, 2021

No single, universal classification scheme exists for the identification of hazardous properties, nor are there agreed definitions of hazards. The most commonly used schemes are concerned with the transport of substances and articles defined as “dangerous goods” and the use of hazardous or dangerous materials in the workplace. Both the carriage and supply (making available to another person including importation) dangerous goods classification schemes are based on measurements of health, physicochemical properties and environmental effects. However, there are differences between the schemes, which this topic describes.

Storage of Hazardous Substances: Quick Facts

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Employers are legally required to make arrangements for the safe storage of all substances, particularly substances hazardous to health, under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. Employers’ Duties

Paints: Quick Facts

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The main routes of exposure to the hazardous substances contained in paint mixtures are skin contact and inhalation, which may result in contact dermatitis and asthma. Paint Hazards to Health

Storage of Hazardous Substances: In-depth

Thursday, April 15, 2021

There are a vast number of hazardous substances and products containing hazardous substances used in the workplace, varying in type, hazard, severity and the conditions under which they present a risk. The risk presented by substances is dependent on the substance itself, its hazards and the quantity stored.

Paints: In-depth

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Paint is made up of a base pigment (a mixture of compounds to give it a particular colour), a binder and a solvent, which evaporates to give a hard, solid surface finish for a decorative and/or protective coating.

Pressure Systems: Resources

Thursday, April 15, 2021

There is a general requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, to keep records of the findings of risk assessments. In addition to the information recorded on risk assessments, records be maintained of all training given to employees.