Safe Use of Solvents

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English
2018

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An overview of solvents types, their use, routes of entry and health effects. The document provides recommendations for health surveillance, health and safety measures, and basic precautions.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Occupational Health and Safety Authority - OHSA
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Dyeing or Tanning
Food Processing
Handling Chemicals
Manufacturing
Printing or Photography
Removing Coatings
Hazard - physical state: 
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
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
General information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Pupils
Trainees
Workers
Workers representatives

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