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Document ID (ISN)109545
CIS number 09-628
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2299-213-08
Author(s) Moreau B., Grzebyk M.
Title Use of fibre-based material in France
Original title Utilisation des matériaux fibreux en France [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, No.213, p.27-43. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access$File/ND2299.pdf [in French]
Abstract Fibre-based materials, some of which are very old, are used in a growing number and range of activities. Some fibres cause major risks to human health and, especially to persons working with them. The aim of this industrial study is to not only identify the fibres used, activity sectors concerned and processes involved, but also to estimate fibre quantities, together with the number of user facilities and potentially exposed employees. It has been conducted through a questionnaire-based survey of more than 10,000 enterprises likely to use fibres. A large amount of data has been compiled. The combined results will be made available in a publicly-accessible database on the INRS website.
Descriptors (primary) France; synthetic fibres; exposure evaluation; plant fibres; man-made fibres
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; questionnaire survey; public OSH institutions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation