SOME MYTHS ON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

This paper describes some myths about hazardous materials, that is, deeply ingrained beliefs that are not wholly true. Thus many people believe that explosive mixtures are not dangerous if everything possible has been done to remove known sources of ignition, that non-sparking tools are useful, that if a combustible gas detector reads zero it is safe to introduce a source of ignition, that a pressure of 10 pounds is too small to cause injury and that ton for ton, toxic gases cause more harm than flammable gases.

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Kletz, T A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00173607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM