Respiratory sensitisers

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2003

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For the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA produced a series of factsheets focusing on the communication of occupational safety and health-related information on dangerous substances. Respiratory sensitisers are biological and chemical agents that can induce allergic respiratory diseases in humans. This factsheet discusses important issues related to exposure to these agents and appropriate prevention measures. 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Production animale
Culture et élevage associés
Industries alimentaires
Travail des grains; fabrication de produits amylacés
Fabrication de textiles
Sciage et rabotage du bois
Industrie du papier et du carton
Industrie pharmaceutique
Fabrication de produits en caoutchouc et en plastique
Fabrication de verre et d'articles en verre
Forge, emboutissage, estampage; métallurgie des poudres
Fabrication de produits informatiques, électroniques et optiques
CONSTRUCTION
Activités vétérinaires
Activités de nettoyage
Activités pour la santé humaine
Activité des médecins et des dentistes
Gestion des jardins botaniques et zoologiques et des réserves naturelles
Coiffure et soins de beauté
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Pesticides
Applying Surface Coatings
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Dyeing or Tanning
Electroplating
Food Processing
Handling Animals
Handling Chemicals
Handling Plants
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Installing or Removing Insulation
Manufacturing
Medical and Dental Services
Processing Materials
Processing Moldy Organic Materials
Smelting and Casting Metal
Woodworking
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Fungi
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Asthmagens
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Respiratory sensitisers:

Silica, vitreous, Chlorine dioxide, Cumene, Formaldehyde, Papain, Asbestos, Amorphous silica, Chlorine, Isocyanic acid

CAS Number: 
1332-21-4
112945-52-5
7782-50-5
98-82-8
50-00-0
75-13-8
9001-73-4
60676-86-0
10049-04-4
EC number: 
262-373-8
233-162-8
202-704-5
200-001-8
232-627-2
603-721-4
601-216-3
231-959-5
616-189-3
Prevention measures: 
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)
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Trainers
Workers representatives

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