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Hazardous substances

Information on hazardous substances

Hazardous substances are defined in terms of their direct health effects on people whereas dangerous goods are defined by their physical and chemical properties. 

Hazardous substances may be one or more of the following:

Specific information on hazardous substances can either be downloaded from the links above or by using the search engine (top right hand corner).

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the definition of a hazardous substance?
  2. What is a hazardous substances register?
  3. How often should I update my material safety data sheets (MSDS)?
  4. What are the recent changes in the legislation for 'hazardous substances'?
  5. What do manufacturers and importes of 'hazardous substance' need to do?
  6. What are employers, self-employed people and main contractors need to do with 'hazardous substances' that are going to be used at work? 
  7. Health Surveillance for Hazardous Substances

More frequently asked questions about hazardous substances can be found here.