Hazardous substances: Be aware, evaluate and protect. Hazardous substances in dry cleaners and cleaners

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Portuguese, International
2010

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Leaflet on dry cleaners and cleaners produced under the European Campaign Risk Assessment on the Use of Hazardous Substances, launched in 2010 by the CARIT - Committee of Senior Officials of Labor Inspection of the European Union and coordinated in Portugal by the Labor Conditions Authority (ACT) under the motto "Hazardous Substances: Be aware, evaluate and protect".

 In the current leaflet information on the risks of exposure to hazardous substances in dry cleaning laundries and other cleaning operations (e.g. household cleaning) is presented. In cleaning operations, workers may be exposed to several hazardous substances. Some of them have a high risk, as is the case of an organic solvent, perchloroethylene, which can enter the human body by inhaling its vapors and by direct contact with the skin.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Úklidové činnosti
Praní a chemické čištění textilních a kožešinových výrobků
Provider: 
Labor Conditions Authority (ACT)
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

organic solvents,  perchloroethylene, Ammonia compounds, Isopropanol and acids, organic peroxides

CAS Number: 
127-18-4
68391-01-5
EC number: 
204-825-9
269-919-4
931-914-6
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Warning message / Alert
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Workers
Workers representatives