describe types of hazardous substances that may be found in the social care setting
Hazardous Substances are used in many workplaces and take many different forms. Solids, liquids, gases, mists and fumes can be present in the workplace.
Exposure to hazardous substances can affect the body in many different ways. [ Skin contact, inhalation and ingestion can cause damage.
In legislation, Hazardous Substances are defined in a number of ways. In The Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), for example, they are those substances classified as toxic, very toxic, corrosive, harmful or irritant. Biological agents and dusts in substantial concentrations are also classified as hazardous substances. ]
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