Question and answer
describe safe practices for using hazardous substances
Exposure to chemicals commonly used in workplaces can lead to a variety of short and long term health effects such as poisoning, skin rashes and disorders of the lung, kidney and liver. [ A quarter of all Victorian employees regularly use hazardous substances such as chemicals, flammable liquids and gases in their work. A hazardous substance can take many forms – gas, powder, liquid, solid or
dust. The product may be pure or diluted. Manufacturers and importers of hazardous substances are legally obliged to include warning labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with their products. This information offers advice on safe handling practices. Common hazardous substances Many industrial, agricultural and medical organisations use hazardous substances. The degree of hazard depends on the concentration of the chemical. Common hazardous substances in the workplace include: Acids Caustic substances Disinfectants Glues Heavy metals, including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminium Paint Pesticides Petroleum products Solvents. ]
Expert answered|jeffreymcmillan|Points 470|
Question
Asked 9/18/2013 4:22:12 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
describe safe practices for disposing of hazardous waste
Weegy: Proper disposal of hazardous materials: You should never dispose of household hazardous waste s, watercourses, ditches, near wildlife habitats or ponds. Products for disposal should not be mixed together, and containers should be clearly labeled. [ ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/18/2013 2:27:40 PM
0 Answers/Comments
use agreed ways of working for checking the identity of anyone requesting access to premises
Weegy: Check the Identification card and call the related company to cross check. You should ask to see photo ID or phone up the company who sent them if they do not have any. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 9/19/2013 12:49:33 PM
0 Answers/Comments
23,894,965 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 301 [Total 698] Ratings 0 Comments 301 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
Points 194 [Total 1001] Ratings 0 Comments 194 Invitations 0 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
Points 120 [Total 11293] Ratings 0 Comments 120 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
Points 46 [Total 2114] Ratings 0 Comments 46 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 17 [Total 301] Ratings 0 Comments 17 Invitations 0 Offline
S
R
Points 11 [Total 447] Ratings 0 Comments 11 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 4 [Total 904] Ratings 0 Comments 4 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 2 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)