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Chemical agent
Domain: Health and safety at work => Risk factors
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Any chemical element or compound, on its own or admixed, as it occurs in the natural state or as produced, used or released, including release as waste, by any work activity, whether or not produced intentionally and whether or not placed on the market.

Other information The term chemical agent covers a wide variety of substances used at work in the form of liquids, solids, gases, vapours, aerosols, fumes, dusts and fibres.
Definition source
Jones 2003; Art. 2 Directive 98/24/EEC
European legislation
Directives 89/391/EEC, 98/24/EEC
British legislation
The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002
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