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Using Hazardous Substances

You can tell a good is dangerous if it is corrosive, flammable, explosive, combustible, toxic, oxidizing or reactive in water. The goods can be identified if it is dangerous through their symbols. A hazardous substance can be any substance: solid, liquid or gas, that may cause harm to your health. Substances can cause harm in an immediate or long term effect.

An accident which involves dangerous goods could seriously damage any property or even the environment. These harm can be considered chronic if someone feels dizzy, feeling nausea and has irritating eyes or skin. Dermatitis and cancer are two of the most common long term effect of hazardous substances. Some people are also susceptible than others.

Almost every day, we are using hazardous substances and dangerous goods. Examples for these dangerous goods and hazardous substances are antiseptic, paint, and cleaning products. Mishandling of these substances can make you very sick. It is the responsibility of a company to provide their workers with safe work procedures for handling hazardous substances and dangerous goods. Also, they provide information, training and supervision to their workers. First aid treatment must be conducted through training to the workers.

Information about these hazardous substances or dangerous goods are enclosed in a material safety data sheet. It provides information on the substances that is not found in labels. Manufacturers and suppliers of hazardous substances and dangerous goods are required to give MSDS’s to their employer and customer. These hazardous substances and dangerous goods should be handled through the MSDS’s provided by the manufacturers and suppliers. These risk control and procedures must be closely monitored and followed as well.

When receiving the MSDS, it must be keep and every employer must obtain a copy to make it available for the usage of the workers in the workplace. The purchase of containers must be labelled based on the usage for different hazardous substances. Every company is required to conduct a risk assessment for each of the hazardous substances available.

The safety data sheets management could be a great help both to the suppliers and customers. Safety data sheets are important in conducting risk assessment as request by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). This information is not an assessment. The sheet could greatly help you in assessing the risk of these hazardous substances. These information provided is vital specifically the boiling point and classification of these substances. A company should ask MSDS from their supplier and provide these information for the safety of their workers and to protect the environment.

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