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Competencies covered

MSMWHS200: Work safely

MSFFL3002: Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

TLID2003: Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


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What is the difference between hazardous substances and dangerous goods?

Basically, a hazardous substance is any substance that can harm your health if you're exposed to it.

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A dangerous good, on the other hand, is a substance that presents an immediate danger to people, property or the environment.

It includes explosives, flammable liquids and gases, corrosives and toxic substances.

So you can see that many dangerous goods are also classified as hazardous substances.

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In this section, we'll look at the hazardous substances and dangerous goods you're likely to come across in the flooring industry.

We'll discuss the safety considerations you need to keep in mind when you're using, transporting or storing these products, as well as what to do in the event of a spill.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will test your knowledge of how to handle hazardous substances and dangerous goods.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

You'll find the link in the menu bar.

There are six lessons for this section:

  • Hazardous substances

  • Dangerous goods

  • Regulations and codes

  • Safety data sheets

  • Storage and handling

  • Hazardous spills.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

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