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Document ID (ISN)104108
CIS number 05-379
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fiche accident n░ A4 S 03 05
Author(s) Payen D.
Title Gaseous chlorine poisoning
Original title Intoxication au chlore gazeux [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, No.72, p.29-30. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access 05-0379.pdf [in French]
Abstract This information sheet describes an accidental poisoning by gaseous chlorine in a worker involved in cleaning the sanitary facilities of a building site. The worker attempted to dilute Javel water into a container which had previously contained hydrochloric acid and in which residual amounts of acid were still present. The information sheet outlines measures for the prevention of such incidents (information and training of workers, disposal of empty containers, adequate ventilation, use of personal protective equipment).
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; javel water; accident descriptions; cleaning agents; chlorine
Descriptors (secondary) hydrochloric acid; safe working methods; personal protective equipment; ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances