Remember, each agency has its own definition of hazardous. For example, OSHA says Hazardous Materials, IATA says Hazardous Materials, and/or Dangerous Goods, DOT says Hazardous Materials, EPA says Hazardous Substances, or Extremely Hazardous Substances. It is important to know which agency takes precedence for nomenclature only. They are all the same, just different words from different agencies. Consider Corrosives. In brief, OSHA says corrosives "�cause tissue destruction..", DOT says �"can corrode steel at�", EPA says "�has a pH <2 or >12.5. So while enjoying my salad with vinegar dressing I didn't experience any tissue destruction, can't corrode steel, but darn it, with a pH of 1 it meets the EPA definition of corrosive. Be careful that you know which agency is regulating the chemical, and sometimes more than one agency at a time.
George S. Smith III
Corporate EH&S Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific
6722 Bickmore Ave.
Chino, CA 91708
FWIW, OSHA 29CFR 1910 Subpart H is titled "Hazardous Materials"
Michigan Tech University
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:35 AM, Frank Coppo <Frank.T.Coppo**At_Symbol_Here**gsk.com> wrote:
Dear Colleagues -
I believe the term �Hazardous Chemical' has RCRA ramifications as well, whereas �Hazardous Material' does not.
May not be applicable to your situation, but the terminology is often a regulatory concern ;)
I have no idea why they do, but as a chemist when someone says "hazardous chemical", I assume they mean a pure chemical. Hazardous material equally refers to pure chemicals and mixtures. Also, so many equate chemical with hazardous chemical, I personally like the use of material.
Out of curiosity, why in a chemistry department do you use "hazardous materials"???? Why not "hazardous chemicals"?
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CHEM 4310 Handling Hazardous Materials: "A study of the principles and methods of handling hazardous materials in the workplace. Coverage includes the nature and scope of hazards in the workplace and an overview of regulations of hazardous materials and worker safety, occupational diseases, fundamentals of industrial hygiene, basic concepts of toxicology, and an introduction to risk assessment. Prerequisite: Approval of department chairperson."
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