|Document ID (ISN)||68117|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0048-9697 - Science of the Total Environment
|Convention or series no.
||Chemical safety information for developing countries
||1996, No.188, Suppl. 1, p.S111-S129. Illus. 40 ref.
||Survey of the hazards due to exposure to chemicals in developing countries, with particular attention paid to recent studies conducted in Africa and Thailand. Different types of chemical hazard are ranked by order of importance. Discussion of the role of information in reducing chemical hazards, with emphasis on the following information systems: harmonized labelling systems; chemical safety data sheets in locally understandable languages and formats; large-scale transfer of information within information networks; new methods for the collection, processing and dissemination of information (microcomputers, CD-ROMs etc.). The particular role of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) of the International Labour Office (ILO) is stressed.
||dangerous substances; information dissemination; ILO; developing countries; chemical safety; chemical hazards; CIS
||literature survey; Thailand; transfer of technology; computer applications; survey; hazard identification; Africa
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Transfer of technology
OSH in developing countries