Dangerous goods are goods which can prove harmful to any and every living being if it comes in contact with them. It can be in any form, whether solid or liquid or gas. The intensity of the harm can also differ according to the nature of the goods. Dangerous goods can be materials which can cause corrosion, can create radioactive emissions, can be allergenic etc. In a different situation, some goods which are not that harmful in nature can cause hazardous activity. If a compressed gas cylinder bursts by any way then it can cause a great amount of destruction. So you would see that vehicles carrying dangerous goods have a sign on them. The sign is triangular in shape with a three dimensional figure. In it there are signs of hazardous elements through which you would understand that it is time to be careful. These signs can be different in case of countries and according to the material.
Dangerous goods are generally considered to be chemical substances in any state. There are many rules and regulations of transporting, using and producing these chemical substances. All the authorized chemical substances which are used either in nuclear plants or any other chemical laboratory are under the chemical regulation act made by the government. In accordance with the regulation, there are strict rules when you transport the hazardous materials from one place to another. The government does not authorize everybody to deal with these hazardous chemical substances. A Hazardous materials consultant deals with these things. Hazardous materials consultant is a person who is well acknowledged with all the chemical reactions and properties of the substance. He should also be well versed with all the rules and regulations which are maintained by the government of that country. There are specific dresses or you may say uniforms for a Hazardous materials consultant. The uniform is generally made of substances which is almost unreactive to the reaction of the chemical. The whole body of the person is covered as any exposed area of his body can cause skin and other problems.
There are many companies who deal with these dangerous goods and other linked processes. These professionals who is called Hazardous materials consultant are present who work for the company. These companies help a person to set up businesses which deal with dangerous goods and other hazardous materials as they always stay versed with latest regulations imposed by the then government and give them the best option from the lot.