Hazardous SubstancesSubstances which has a potential to harm thehealth or safety of persons in the workplace.
Storage Maintain clear separation of hazardous substances from non-hazardous substances. Ensure that all hazardous substances are kept in undamaged containers with secure caps.
HandlingEmployees shouldobtain and readinstructions for use,and know safehandling precautionsto take beforeworking with ahazardous substance.Handle hazardoussubstances with care.
Spillage Provide employees with instruction in dealing with spillages of hazardous substances, including the name of contacts to arrange clean up. Avoid skin contact with substance and don’t inhale fumes. Warn others to stay clear of spillage site.
First Aid TreatmentEnsure first aid officershave informationabout treatment forskin or eye contactwith, inhaling oraccidentallyswallowing hazardoussubstances used bythe organization.