Rating Manual - Volume 4 - Section 10 - Appendix 3 : Hazards – Generic Groups

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Appendix 4:10:3 : Hazards – Generic Groups

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Potential hazards

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives a flavour of the different classes of potential hazards.

Gases

Toxic, flammable and explosive gases
  • acetylene
  • hydrogen cyanide
  • hydrogen sulphide

Liquids

Flammable liquids and solids
  • fuel oils
  • solvents

Materials

Combustible materials
  • timber
  • ash
  • coal residues

Corrosives

Corrosive substances
  • acids
  • alkalis

Toxic substances

Toxic substances
  • phytotoxic heavy-metals
  • hydrocarbons
  • inorganic salts
  • asbestos

Aromatics

Substituted Aromatic compounds
  • PCBs
  • Dioxins
  • furans

Biologicals

Biological agents
  • anthrax
  • tetanus
  • BSE
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Genetically Modified Pollens

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