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Document ID (ISN)57801
CIS number 92-558
ISSN - Serial title Polish Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Indulski J.A., Krajewski J.A., Majka J., Dutkiewicz T.
Title Project on chemical safety in Poland
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.3, No.4, p.341-349. 12 ref.
Abstract This paper presents the main aspects of a proposed system of chemical safety in Poland. General principles include theoretical guidelines, definition of chemical safety, scope of issues, goals and targets of the system, organisational and legislative structures, and conditions for the implementation of the chemical safety system. This system is to be based on the idea that any activity related to the use of chemical substances creates a risk of producing adverse health and environmental effects. According to the definition adopted, chemical safety is said to exist when concentrations of chemical compounds in the environment do not rise to a point where there is a risk of harmful effects on health. It is proposed that the system be coordinated by the National Coordinating Committee on Chemical Safety. The most urgent task of the Committee would be to draft a law on health protection against toxic effects of chemical substances.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Poland; safety programmes; toxic substances; chemical safety
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; legal aspects; ILO; IRPTC; biological effects; WHO; workplaces; economic aspects; UNEP
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes