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Document ID (ISN)68117
CIS number 96-2174
ISSN - Serial title 0048-9697 - Science of the Total Environment
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takala J.
Title Chemical safety information for developing countries
Bibliographic information 1996, No.188, Suppl. 1, p.S111-S129. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; information dissemination; ILO; developing countries; chemical safety; chemical hazards; CIS
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Thailand; transfer of technology; computer applications; survey; hazard identification; Africa
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Transfer of technology
OSH in developing countries