OSH answers: factsheets — substitution of chemicals — considerations for selection

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2016

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Presented in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, 'OSH answers — substitution of chemicals' covers the following topics: Why is substitution important? Why should the substitute product be chosen very carefully? What are some of the major considerations when considering the suitability of potential substitutes? What are some of the points to consider when undertaking a hazard assessment? What is an example of the steps to take when investigating a new product?

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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