|Document ID (ISN)||26098|
|Convention or series no.
||Safety directives for work with vinyl chloride
||Säkerhetsanvisningar för arbete med vinylklorid [in Swedish]|
||Säkerhetsföreskrifter 31, Directorate of Labour Protection (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Hämeenkatu 13b, 33101 Tampere, Finland, 1975. 15p.
||These directives (entry into force: 1 Mar. 1975) contain an introduction on health damage due to vinyl chloride, followed by sections on the industrial uses of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and employer's and workers' obligations. A number of rules follow, prescribing: (1) maximum permissible exposure (8-h weighted average TLV = 5ppm); (2) regular monitoring of atmospheric VCM concentrations; (3) measures for reducing atmospheric VCM concentrations; (4) personal protective equipment (respirators, skin protection); (5) hazardous operations; (6) worker training and information; (7) warning labels and notices; (8) health protection (periodic and pre-employment medical examinations; personal exposure records); (9) periodic reports to the labour inspectorate.
||Finland; limitation of exposure; vinyl chloride
||threshold limit values; polyvinyl chloride; health engineering; exposure evaluation; warning notices; responsibilities; health hazards; legislation; medical supervision; directive; safety training in industry; respirators
||A - Laws, regulations, directives
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Standards and directives with the force of law
|Broad subject area(s)