list three hazardous substances that can be found in an adult social care setting.
Hazardous Substances can cause short- and long-term health problems.
They can cause serious ill health including cancers, dermatitis and asthma.
A cleaner splashing bleach on their skin could cause a burn or inflammation, [ which will have little long-term effect in most cases. However, a splash in the eye could cause permanent damage to their sight.
A joiner suffering years of exposure to
wood dust could have long-term health problems – the dust could affect his lungs and cause health problems for the rest of his life.
There are legal obligations on employers to control exposure to Hazardous Substances to preserve the health of their employees. ]
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