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Document ID (ISN)107170
CIS number 07-1128
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ribeiro M.G., Filho W.R.P.
Title Risk assessment of chemicals in foundries: The International Chemical Toolkit pilot-project
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.136, No.3, p.432-437. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract A pilot project was launched in 2005 in Brazil to implement the International Chemical Control Toolkit in the foundry industry. During a series of visits to foundries, it was observed that occupational exposures to silica dust and metal fumes continue to occur, due to a lack of awareness of exposures in the work environment. This article discusses improvements obtained so far after introducing the Chemical Toolkit to the foundry industry, and presents the next phases of the project, which will involve quantitative evaluation, training, information of personnel and the development of new tools.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; ILO; foundries; hazard evaluation; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; silica; metal fumes; information of personnel; exposure evaluation; safety and health training; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Risk evaluation