Skin sensitisers

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2003

Beskrivning

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. 

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Livsmedelsframställning
Blekning, färgning och annan textilberedning
Garvning och annan läderberedning; pälsberedning
Pappers- och pappersvarutillverkning
Grafisk produktion och reproduktion av inspelningar
Tillverkning av rengöringsmedel, parfym och toalettartiklar
Tillverkning av tvål, såpa, tvättmedel och polermedel
Tillverkning av gummi- och plastvaror
Stål- och metallframställning
Smidning, pressning, prägling och valsning av metall; pulvermetallurgi
Tillverkning av datorer, elektronikvaror och optik
BYGGVERKSAMHET
Måleri- och glasmästeriarbeten
Rengöring och lokalvård
Hälso- och sjukvård
Tandläkarverksamhet
Hår- och skönhetsvård
Provider: 
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
Substance Description: 

Examples of skin sensitisers that are metals, found in resins, dyes, disinfectants, used as preservatives and as solvents:

Nickel, Cobalt, Formaldehyde, p-phenylenediamine, 2-chloroacetamide, (R)-p-mentha-1,8-diene, Chromium, Rosin.  

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

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