Mis-Identification of Chemicals

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International
German
English
2003

Beskrivning

The main subject of this brochure is “Identifying the substance correctly”. It is important to note that the chemicals used are often bought from or supplied by a third party. This is why care must be taken to avoid any mix-up throughout the entire logistics chain, from the point of manufacture, storage, transport and delivery right through to the end user.

In this publication, hazards resulting from the mis-identification of chemicals are presented and preventive measures are described. Selected incident reports help to explain this subject to managers and employees of companies involved along the entire logistic chain to the subject and raise their awareness in order to avoid future incidents, accidents and loss of property.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
International Social Security Association - ISSA
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Workers
Workers representatives

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