|Document ID (ISN)||107170|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Ribeiro M.G., Filho W.R.P.
||Risk assessment of chemicals in foundries: The International Chemical Toolkit pilot-project
||Aug. 2006, Vol.136, No.3, p.432-437. Illus. 46 ref.
||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.
||Brazil; ILO; foundries; hazard evaluation; chemical products
||safety consciousness; silica; metal fumes; information of personnel; exposure evaluation; safety and health training; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations