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Chemistry H&S Background Information

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This section on background information contains exactly that, large amounts of background information about hazardous chemicals and how to deal with them.

It is divided into several sub categories accessible from the menu below.

Banned/Restricted Chemicals – The lists of chemicals which should not be used in schools or which you should try, where possible, to substitute or use less of.

Handling chemicals – This is a large section, containing quite a few articles under the following headings: handling techniques, storage, spillage, fire safety, disposal and Immediate Remedial Measures.

Labelling – details of the new GHS labels and how they should be applied.

Personal Protection – articles giving detailed information about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Health Hazards – More detailed information on long-term health hazards and the chemicals that cause them: carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins and sensitisers.

Chemicals and the law – background information on the pieces of legislation that affect your purchase, storage, use and disposal of chemicals.

Glossary – a useful list of definitions of terms that are used all over the website.

Useful Links – a selection of links to sites that can give you more information on chemicals and H&S: SEPA, Scottish Water, the HSE etc.

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Pages within Chemistry H&S Background Information

Disposal

Disposal

Handling Hazardous Substances

Handling Hazardous Substances

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

Chemical Health Hazards

Chemical Health Hazards

Legislation and chemicals

Legislation and chemicals

The Laboratory

The Laboratory

Glossary for Chemical H&S

Glossary for Chemical H&S

Chemical H&S Links

Chemical H&S Links

Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Storage

Storage

Chemistry Risk Assessment

Chemistry Risk Assessment