How can hazardous substances be identified?

How can hazardous substances be identified?

To identify if a substance is hazardous, check the product’s container label and/or the SDS which is available from the supplier. If a product is not classified as a hazardous chemical under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, a SDS is not required and therefore may not be available.

Where can you find information about hazardous products?

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are summary documents that provide information about the hazards of a product and advice about safety precautions. SDSs are usually written by the manufacturer or supplier of the product.

What are the five hazards in workplace?

Examples of Workplace Hazards

  • Biological Hazards.
  • Chemical Hazards.
  • Physical Hazards.
  • Safety Hazards.
  • Ergonomic Hazards.
  • Psychosocial Hazards.

What are the major fire hazards in your workplace?

Top Fire Hazards in the Workplace

  • Flammable Materials. Whether it’s paper, cardboard boxes or other flammable materials, it’s common to have them in your office building.
  • Combustible and Flammable Liquids.
  • Dust and Debris.
  • Overusing the Power Socket.
  • Electrical Equipment.
  • Smokers.
  • Negligence.

What are some common fire hazards?

Common Fire Hazards

  • Arson.
  • Cooking.
  • Smoking materials.
  • Open flame (i.e., candles/incense)
  • Electrical (wiring, appliances and equipment) hazards.
  • Residential furnishings.
  • Accumulation of combustible materials.
  • Improper handling and storage of combustible/flammable liquids.

Is an example of unsafe working conditions?

Examples of unsafe working conditions include: Bad lighting. Dangerous stairways. Large obstacles left in the path of workers or blocking exits. Trailing extension cords.

What are three potential sources of fuel in a workplace?

sources of ignition include heaters, lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment, smokers’ materials (cigarettes, matches etc), and anything else that can get very hot or cause sparks. sources of fuel include wood, paper, plastic, rubber or foam, loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and furniture.

What are common sources of fuel?


Primary (natural) Secondary (artificial)
Solid fuels wood, coal, peat, dung, etc. coke, charcoal
Liquid fuels petroleum diesel, gasoline, kerosene, LPG, coal tar, naphtha, ethanol
Gaseous fuels natural gas hydrogen, propane, methane, coal gas, water gas, blast furnace gas, coke oven gas, CNG

Which items are heat sources in your workplace?

Contributors include:

  • Physical activity.
  • Air temperature.
  • Humidity.
  • Sunlight.
  • Heat sources (e.g., ovens or furnaces, heat-absorbing roofs, and road surfaces)
  • Air movement.
  • Clothing that hampers the body’s ability to lose excess heat, such as protective gear.

What is the most common fuel?

Gasoline is the most commonly used U.S. transportation fuel.

Which type of fuel is used in vehicles?


Is LPG liquid or gas?

LPG at atmospheric pressure and temperature is a gas which is 1.5 to 2.0 times heavier than air. It is readily liquefied under moderate pressures. The density of the liquid is approximately half that of water and ranges from 0.525 to 0.580 @ 15 deg. C.

What type of fuel is LPG?

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), also called LP gas, any of several liquid mixtures of the volatile hydrocarbons propene, propane, butene, and butane. It was used as early as 1860 for a portable fuel source, and its production and consumption for both domestic and industrial use have expanded ever since.

Which gas is used in LPG for smell?

Ethyl Mercaptan

Where do we get LPG gas from?

LPG is a blanket term for two types of natural gas (Propane and Butane) and is a natural by-product of gas and oil extraction (66%) and oil refining (34%).

Do all Morrisons have LPG?

Morrisons petrol filling stations are located at many of our stores offering all the fuels you’d expect – including LPG Autogas at some sites, as well as the added benefit of carwash, jet-wash and vacuum facilities.

Is LPG dangerous?

LPG: LPG is approximately twice as heavy as air when in gas form and will tend to sink to the lowest possible level and may accumulate in cellars, pits, drains etc. LPG in liquid form can cause severe cold burns to the skin owing to its rapid vapourisation.