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UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE RISKS OF USING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IN THE WORKPLACE
Flammable liquids are volatile substances and require careful and comprehensive strategies to ensure they are used, stored and handled safely. We’ve created this blog to help you understand (and evaluate) the true level of risk that flammable liquids (and other Dangerous Goods) are creating at your workplace. Let’s get started by being clear about what we mean by the term ‘level of risk’. The words ‘risk’ and ‘hazard’ are often interchanged, but they are actually two different things. A hazard is a danger, and a chemical hazard refers to the dangerous properties of a chemical that causes the substance to be flammable, corrosive, reactive, explosive etc.  But just because a chemical is flammable or explosive doesn’t mean that it will actually catch fire or explode in your workplace. So the term ‘risk’ refers to the exposure to dangeror the potential for the hazard to create a dangerous incident, injury or illness. These are all hazards, and some of the potential dangers associated with toluene — but these hazards don’t represent the actual level of risk to your business. If  you don’t use toluene outdoors, and the chemical is always stored and handled over a spill bund, the risk of the chemical escaping into a drain and exploding is low. READ MORE