hazardous material


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hazardous material

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hazmat

A toxic material that may cause personal injury or property damage. The hazard of any material is determined by its chemical, physical, and biological properties and by the possibility of exposure to that material.
See: health hazard; permissible exposure limits; right-to-know law
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The training is intended to help emergency responders prepare for hazardous materials incidents, and to educate the public about hazardous material safety.

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