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HAZMAT Awareness

Definitions:

Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods are substances that may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidizing, radiological, biological, water-reactive or gases under pressure or liquefied.

 

Hazardous substances

Hazardous substances are substances with the potential to harm health. They can be gases, liquids or solids, and can be either pure substances or mixtures.

Hazardous substances are classified according to their long term health effects, while dangerous goods are classified by their immediate physical and / or chemical effects.

 

Hazardous materials

The term hazardous materials includes dangerous goods, hazardous substances, scheduled poisons, listed wastes, radioactive substances and environmental pollutants. Hazardous materials are substances that are assessed by an emergency service (based on information gathered) as likely to endanger people, property or the environment.

 

The Emergency Management Act

The Emergency Management Act 1986 is the legislative power which calls for a State Emergency Response Plan. The Emergency Management Act 1986 provides a legislative basis for integrated and comprehensive prevention, response and recovery planning.

Acronyms

RISK

   Recognise

   Identify/Isolate

   Secure

   Keep out


DANGER

   Don't enter smoke, gases or vaopur clouds

   Aproach carefully

   No closer than 70m.

   Gather information, using binoculars.

   Examine further, only if necessary with protective clothing

   Retreat if necessary

 

 


APA citation:
Russell, R. (2016, July 04, 01:57 pm). HAZMAT awareness
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