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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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User: describe types of hazardous substances that may be found in the social care setting

Weegy: 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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User: explain safe practices for storing hazardous substances

Weegy: Check the labels on containers and follow any handling instructions. Use protective clothing and equipment such as a mask and gloves. [ Keep hazardous substances away from children, food, animal feed, seeds, fertiliser or flammable material such as petrol or oil. Check if any containers are damaged or leaking. Put leaking containers inside another secure container and put a label on the outside describing the contents. ]
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User: explain safe practices for disposing hazardous substances





Weegy: safe practices for disposing hazardous substances include the following: disposing in a way that doesn t hurt the environment, containers needs to be clearly labelled, the household waste shouldn t be disposed down sinks, [ lavatories or watercourses ]
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