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Document ID (ISN)112109
CIS number 11-0822
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Use of ceramic fibres at BASF
Original title L'utilisation de fibres céramiques chez BASF [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2010, p.12-15. Illus.
Abstract In 1997, European regulations classified ceramic fibres as being "probably carcinogenic". This required enterprises operating ovens to totally review their procedures. This article presents the methods and prevention methods adopted by a Belgian chemical company operating a large number of ovens lined with refractory materials based on ceramic fibres.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; refractories; ceramic fibres; drying ovens and plants; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) Belgium; maintenance; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Chemical industry