Safety in Contract Cleaning. Chemical and Biological Safety Guidance for Employers and Employees

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Irsko
English
2013

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The current chemical and biological safety guidance is published for employers and employees by the Health and Safety Authority. This publication provides information in relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Úklidové činnosti
Provider: 
Health and Safety Authority
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Viruses
Bacteria
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Acids and bases such as hydrochloric acid, sulphamidic acid, formic acid, sodium hydroxide, and ammonium hydroxide are found in cleaning products for bathrooms and in products to remove lime, concrete, and cement. Organic solvents and detergents such as white spirits, turpentine, acetone, aromatic hydrocarbons, and alcohol may be found in degreasing products used on floors and other surfaces. Disinfectants such as formaldehyde, glyoxal, and quaternary ammonium compounds. Fragrances and colouring agents found in many types of product

CAS Number: 
7647-01-0
5329-14-6; 2430-22-0
64-18-6
1310-73-2
1336-21-6
8006-64-2
64742-88-7, 64742-82-1, 8052-41-3, 64742-48-9
67-64-1
8 90989-38-1
50-00-0
107-22-2
92129-33-4
EC number: 
231-595-7
226-218-8
200-579-1
215-185-5
215-647-6
232-350-7
265-191-7, 265-185-4, 232-489-3, 265-150-3
200-662-2
292-694-9
200-001-8
203-474-9
295-835-2
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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