ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)26098
CIS number 76-1914
ISBN(s) 951-46-1929-3
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Safety directives for work with vinyl chloride
Original title Säkerhetsanvisningar för arbete med vinylklorid [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Säkerhetsföreskrifter 31, Directorate of Labour Protection (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Hämeenkatu 13b, 33101 Tampere, Finland, 1975. 15p.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; limitation of exposure; vinyl chloride
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; polyvinyl chloride; health engineering; exposure evaluation; warning notices; responsibilities; health hazards; legislation; medical supervision; directive; safety training in industry; respirators
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons