Hazardous substances

A hazardous substance can be described in the following ways.

  • Any substance (solid, liquid, gas, dust, fibre, fume, vapour, spray or mist) that could harm your health (including things such as solvents, paints, adhesives, exhaust fumes, cement, wood dusts and so on).
  • Any dust, fibre or fume given off by a work process.
  • Any substance that could harm the environment.