|Document ID (ISN)||75062|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Booklet INDG310
Health and Safety Executive
||Drycleaners - Are you in control?
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 5 ref.
||This booklet covers the issue of safety and health in dry cleaning shops and offers guidance for preventing or reducing these risks. A check list allows readers to verify their level of understanding of these hazards. The main hazards present in this field of activity include: explosions of pressure vessels as a result of faulty pressure systems; proliferation of bacteria (giving rise to legionnaire's disease) in cases of inappropriate or insufficient treatment of cooling towers; inhalation of solvent vapours, and particularly of perchloroethylene, spills of reactive chemicals on the skin and in the eyes; injuries caused by the lifting of loads and repetitive movements; miscarriage.
||dry cleaning; training material; risk factors; health hazards
||falls of persons; tetrachloroethylene; electricity; asbestos; legionellosis; pressure vessels; check lists; abortion; training manuals; ventilation; preventive maintenance; biological hazards; repetitive strain injury; organic solvents
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Laundries and dry cleaning