n Risk Management - Chemical hazards : occupational health and hygiene

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 31 OCTOBER 2006 Risk Management O C C U P A T I O N A L H E A L T H A chemical can be defi ned as any element, compound or mixture of elements and compounds. A single-component chemical is called a substance, such as mercury or trichloroethylene. A mixture of two or more substances is called a preparation, such as glues, inks or paints. Most chemicals have a toxic potential, but the extent to which they pose a hazard to health depends on the interplay between a number of factors, as listed below. ? Physical ..

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