Hazardous material


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hazardous material

[′haz·ərd·əs mə′tir·ē·əl]
(materials)
A poison, corrosive agent, flammable substance, explosive, radioactive chemical, or any other material which can endanger human health or well-being if handled improperly.

Hazardous material

Any material used in building construction that can be harmful to the construction workers or future occupants of the building; such as asbestos.
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This is why the executive council set up a Permanent Committee for Hazardous Materials Management in December 2008.
A variety of terms have been used in recent years to describe terrorism agents and the criminal use of hazardous materials. The 472 Committee chose to define hazardous materials as "matter (solid, liquid, or gas) that when released is capable of creating harm to people, the environment, and property.
The third and final phase of implementation begins May 31, 2005, when drivers who currently hold a hazardous materials endorsement and wish to renew or transfer the endorsement must undergo the fingerprint-based background check.
"The permit process asks for very specific information about the types of hazardous materials that will be transported, the equipment that will be used, and insurance coverages, and all employees involved in the transportation of the hazardous materials must have received the proper training," Bones says, adding that DOT requires additional permits for highly hazardous materials.
"A big selling point we were able to offer is that we guarantee next day delivery by midday, whether it's in Shrewsbury or Aberystwyth" "Joining the Hazchem Network and investing in the infrastructure to deliver hazardous materials were key objectives for us this year and we've accomplished them."
(ii) Tenders or makes the hazardous material available to a carrier for transportation in commerce.
In the U.S., the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the transport of all hazardous materials. Since infectious substances can cause disease in humans and animals if an exposure were to occur during transportation, they are considered hazardous materials.
"For most companies handling hazardous materials within a closed loop, their choices are steel or plastic containers.
Over the past several months there have been several units with discrepancies related to the storage of hazardous material (HM).
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