Health and safety guides (International Programme on Chemical Safety)

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The Health and Safety Guides (HSGs) provide concise and extensive information about individual chemicals in non-technical language. They are aimed at decision-makers on risks from exposure to chemicals and they provide practical advice on medical and administrative issues. The target audience of the HSGs includes occupational health services and individuals working in ministries, governmental agencies, industry and trade unions who are seeking to promote the safe use of chemicals and the avoidance of environmental health hazards.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
International Programme on Chemical Safety — IPCS
CCOHS - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Substance Description: 

A list of heakths and saftey guides for 109 major substances, e.g acetaldehyde, ammonia, phenol etc.

Purpose of the material: 
General information
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Policy makers
Researchers

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