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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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Created specifically to assist cleaning and maintenance facilities of all types in complying with federal, state and municipal Hazard Communication regulations, these products also address the major education and training requirements in these "chemical hazard" laws.

Atlantic Training’s "Hazard Communication in Cleaning and Maintenance Operations" training program both introduce employees to the Hazard Communication regulations and provide training on the various types of chemicals found in cleaning & maintenance environments.

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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.