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Managing Hazardous Materials at Curtin

Hazardous materials are materials in the workplace that have the potential to harm the health of people, causing illness or disease. This definition includes hazardous chemicals, poisons, veterinary drugs, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods which are addressed under the Chemical Safety page.

Materials that are Biological, Radioactive or contain asbestos are also classified as hazardous materials but are covered under different dedicated guidelines at their respective webpages.

Follow the links on the left of this page to navigate to your topic of choice.

Information Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions

Information sheets relevant to specific Hazardous Materials are available at HSEM’s Policies & Procedures webpage under the heading Hazardous Materials.

Answers to frequently asked questions concerning hazardous materials and chemicals can be found at our FAQs page.