What are the Different Classes of Hazardous Chemicals

This 4 minute safety training video covers: What are the effects of toxic substances, what are the products that contain toxic substances, what are the possible causes of hazardous chemicals, what are the other common groups of hazardous materials, what is a flash point, where to store hazardous materials safely. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 19 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities Training DVD program both introduce employees to the Hazard Communication regulations and provide training on the various types of chemicals found in industrial environments. Topics covered in these products include:

HazCom (GHS) in Industrial Facilities Training DVD Covers:

  • What are the Different Classes of Hazardous Chemicals
  • GHS Safety Data Sheets and container labels.
  • Toxins, corrosives and irritants.
  • Flammables, combustibles and gases.
  • Carcinogens and radiation.
  • Exposure situations.
  • Personal protective equipment and chemical storage.
  • Spills and cleanup.
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

Manufacturers and importers must determine the hazard of chemicals they produce or import through a detailed hazard classification system identified in the hazcom standard. Six classes of hazards; a physical hazard exists from chemicals that produce of one of these effects explosive, flammable, oxidizer, self-reactive, pyrophoric, self-heating, organic peroxide, corrosive to metal, gas under pressure or emits flammable gas when in contact with water. Examples of physical hazards includes heat, cold, noise, ionizing and ultraviolet radiation and vibration. A health hazard includes acute toxicity, skin corrosion or irritation, serious eye damage or eye irritation, respiratory or skin sensitization, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenity, reproductive toxicity, specific target organ toxicity or aspiration hazard.