Dangerous goods: Class 2 - Gases

Gas and Gases: No doubt you have gone from knowing that gas was one of the four known elements of life (air, water, fire and earth) to something much more complex.  If you have ever studied gases in chemistry or physics, or even in a more practical sense, such as within your workplace, you will be a...
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Dangerous Goods: Class 1 Explosives

Fireworks, bombs, detonators and gunpowder.  We all know what these reactions look and sound like but do we really know what they really are?  Class 1 Dangerous goods; Explosives, are used in a large range of commercial industries all around the world, possibly more than either you or I realise.  Bu...
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What is the difference between dangerous goods and hazardous substances?

No matter what industry you are in, or where your business is located; at some stage in your life you would have no doubt had something to do with either dangerous goods or hazardous substances. Perhaps both terms have been used and you’ve passed them off as being the same thing. In actuality, the d...
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The 9 classes of dangerous goods

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code establishes all hazardous substances into 9 different dangerous goods classes according to their physical and chemical properties and the risks that they present.
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What are the risks associated with dangerous goods?

No doubt you’ve heard of the term dangerous goods before, and the same goes for hazardous substances, hazmat, hazchem, flammable liquids and corrosive substances.  You probably know that they’re all related somehow.  But what really are dangerous goods? 
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Ventilation requirements for flammable solids storage cabinets

If your organisation stores or uses any class 4 flammable solids such as carbon, sulphur, or phosphorus, it’s important to minimise risk to people, property and the environment by storing these hazardous goods in a safe and compliant manner.  Flammable solids are prone to spontaneous combustion, and...
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What is the difference between flammable and combustible liquids?

Put simply, flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn.  The real difference lies within their flash point range, which is the lowest temperature at which vapours of the material will ignite when supplied with an ignition source.  Flammable and combustible liquids are utilised in mo...
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What are Explosives?

The word explosives immediately suggests a brilliant display of fireworks or the shocking release of power in the form of a billowing mushroom cloud. If your organization has anything to do with explosives, you would be aware that it is important to store and handle them in a way that reduces the ri...
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Examples of corrosive substances and their pH levels

Corrosive substances are destructive materials that pose great risks to people, property and the environment. As corrosive substances pose major risk in our workplaces, it's very important to become familiar with common corrosives used in the workplace and their hazardous chemical and physical prope...
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How to segregate different classes of dangerous goods

How to segregate the 9 different classes of dangerous goods in a way which will reduce risk to people propoerty and the environment. 

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