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Document ID (ISN)111262
CIS number 10-0835
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-277-1
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-567
Author(s) Bégin D., Debia M., Gérin M.
Title Inventory of tools for comparing solvents
Original title Recension des outils de comparaison des solvants [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. vi, 96p. 166 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access Rapport_R-567.pdf [in French]
Abstract The substitution of undesirable solvents with less dangerous products or processes is often the most suitable method from the standpoints of occupational safety and health and environmental protection. This study surveyed the available methods and software used to compare solvents by taking into account health, safety, environmental and technical aspects of a substitution project. Thirteen tools are described and discussed, together with several auxiliary tools used for estimating missing physico-chemical, environmental or toxicological data.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; solvents; substitution; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; comparative study; reliability; public OSH institutions; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Exposure evaluation