An outline of the dangerous goods classes, divisions, packing groups and subsidiary risks
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An outline of the dangerous goods classes, divisions, packing groups and subsidiary risks

May 17, 2018 Posted by Walter Ingles

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Do flammable cabinets need to be locked?

Flammable liquids storage cabinets are storage facilities that are used in the workplace to help reduce the risk that flammable liquids pose upon people, property and the environment. The intended use of a flammable liquids storage cabinet is to:
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Gas bottle storage requirements

Gas bottles and cylinders are pressure vessels that are used to store gases at extremely high pressures. The gases stored within these cylinders are often dangerous. The two main types of dangerous gases that are stored within gas cylinders include:
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Storage of flammable solvents in the workplace

Solvents are substances that are used to dissolve a solute, resulting in a solution. A flammable solvent is a solvent that is volatile and is capable of giving off enough flammable vapours to ignite in the presence of an ignition source at temperatures below 60 °C. Flammable solvents are extremely u...
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Flammable cabinet storage guidelines

Flammable liquids such as paints, thinners, petrol and acetone are extremely volatile substances. Because of their high flammability, flammable liquids must be stored in a safe and compliant manner. Failure to store flammable liquids in a safe manner can result in severe harm to people, property and...
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What is the purpose of a flammable storage cabinet?

Of the nine classes of dangerous goods, class 3 flammable liquids are the most commonly used dangerous goods. Flammable liquids are found in almost every workplace. One reason why flammable liquids are used so frequently is because they readily combust and release energy. This energy can be used to ...
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Class 6 dangerous goods storage requirements

Class 6 dangerous goods are classified as toxic substances. According to the ADG Code, toxic substances can be defined as:
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How to handle dangerous goods in the workplace

Dangerous Goods are substances that present an immediate risk to people, property and the environment. These substances can be explosive, flammable, oxidising, toxic, radioactive or corrosive.
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The importance of dangerous goods signage

Dangerous Goods are substances that pose an immediate threat to people, property and the environment. Because of the significant risks associated with dangerous goods, all storage facilities used for the storage of dangerous goods must be clearly marked with dangerous goods signs. Dangerous goods si...
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An outline of the dangerous goods classes, divisions, packing groups and subsidiary risks

Dangerous goods are divided into 9 classes (and several subdivisions) based on the predominate hazard presented by the dangerous substance. The hazard presented by a dangerous substance is due to the substances chemical and physical properties. The different dangerous goods classes and subdivisions ...
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Why it's so important to provide correct PPE in the paint & hazardous substances industry

Selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for chemical hazards can be a complicated and daunting task to undertake as the wide-ranging forms and applications of chemicals mean that they carry a huge number of variable factors. This can make for a confusing and difficult process without the prope...
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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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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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