Are there carcinogens in your workplace? It's time to act!

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2013

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This document raises awareness on reducing the risks related to exposure to carcinogens. It describes a process for identifying the carcinogens present in work environments, assessing the risks and implementing appropriate prevention measures.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute — IRSST
Hazard - physical state: 
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Trichloroethylene

CAS Number: 
79-01-6
EC number: 
201-167-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers

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