Dangerous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical regulations. In the United States and sometimes in Canada, dangerous goods are more commonly known as hazardous materials, (abbreviated as HAZMAT or HazMat). "HazMat teams" are personnel specially trained to handle dangerous goods. Dangerous goods include materials that are radioactive, flammable, explosive, corrosive, oxidizing, asphyxiating, bio hazardous, toxic, pathogenic, or allergenic. Also included are physical conditions such as compressed gases and liquids or hot materials, including all goods containing such materials or chemicals, or may have other characteristics that render them hazardous in specific circumstances.
The course is designed to be highly participative and interactive, based on the philosophy of experiential learning. The following learning tools will be used in the workshop:
- Hands-on skill development exercises.
- Presentations by participants
Dangerous Goods Handling in Supply Chain
- Chemical safety & hazardous substances.
- Hazard symbols & labels.
- Hazardous substance monitoring.
- Risk evaluation.
- Labelling & marking systems.
- UN numbering.
- Hazardous goods classification.
- HAZCHEM & HIN.
- Fire safety.
- Precautionary measures & personal protective equipment.