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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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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Dangerous goods storage requirements

Dangerous goods are solids, liquids or gases that are harmful to people, property and the environment. Dangerous Goods include substances that are; explosive, flammable, spontaneously combustible, oxidising, toxic, corrosive and water reactive. Some commonly used dangerous goods include; petrol, sol...
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Class 8 dangerous goods storage requirements

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code classifies class 8 dangerous goods as “corrosive substances”. Corrosive substances are materials that will cause severe damage to other materials such as metal, stone and human flesh by chemical action. The chemical process that corrosive substances take when they...
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Class 3 dangerous goods storage requirements for indoors and outdoors

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code classifies class 3 dangerous goods as “flammable liquids”. Flammable liquids are liquids that will ignite in the presence of an ignition source at temperatures below 60 °C. Because of their volatility, flammable liquids must be stored in a safe and compliant manne...
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Why flammable liquids cannot be stored in plastic or wooden cabinets

Flammable liquids are volatile substances that give off flammable vapours at temperatures below 60 °C. If these substances came into contact with an ignition sources, they will ignite and cause a severe fire that could harm people, property and the environment. To prevent these risks, it is very imp...
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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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