Factsheets 40: Skin sensitisers

Type of item
EU & international information
Country
EU
Year of publication
2003

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Description

For the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA produced a series of factsheets containing information on occupational safety and health specifically in relation to dangerous substances. This factsheet contains information on skin sensitisers as well as preventive measures in relation to skin exposure. Occupational skin diseases have been estimated to cost the EU EUR 600 million a year, resulting in around 3 million lost working days. They affect virtually all industry and business sectors and force many workers to change jobs. 

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Provider
Provider name (English)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Provider name (Original)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Dyeing or Tanning
Electroplating
Handling Animals
Handling Chemicals
Handling Plants
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Medical and Dental Services
Smelting and Casting Metal
Woodworking
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state
Aerosols
Dusts
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects
Skin sensitisers
Exposure route
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
CAS Number
7440-02-0
7440-47-3
7440-48-4
8050-09-7
50-00-0
106-50-3
79-07-2
5989-27-5
EC number
231-111-4
231-158-0
200-001-8
203-404-7
201-174-2
227-813-5
231-157-5
232-475-7
Prevention measures
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
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
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Trainers
Workers representatives