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CIS 01-1618 Chloroethylene
Chloroéthylène [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Synonym: vinyl chloride. Acute toxicity: effects on the central nervous system; irritation of the skin and respiratory tract; spills may cause reversible corneal damage. Chronic toxicity: carcinogenic effects; skin and bone damage; Raynaud's phenomenon; scleroderma; digestive symptoms; liver damage; haematopoietic effects; impairment of the respiratory function; chromosome changes. Exposure limits (France): TWA max. 1ppm for equipment commissioned after 1st September 1980, max. 3ppm for equipment commissioned prior to that date; alarm value = 5ppm. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 5p. 21 ref.

CIS 01-1617 Lithium and its inorganic compounds
Lithium et composés minéraux [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 83-1030. Acute toxicity: caustic lesions of the skin and eyes; irritation of the respiratory tract; digestive and neurological disorders (ingestion). Chronic toxicity: neurological effects; abnormalities of the electrocardiogram. Exposure limits (France): TWA = 0.025mg/m3 (lithium hydride). Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 4p. 14 ref.

CIS 01-1616 Paraquat
Paraquat [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 83-1029. Synonyms: 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium; 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridyldylium; 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridilium. Acute toxicity: caustic lesions; renal, hepatic and suprarenal insufficiency; pulmonary fibrosis. Chronic toxicity: skin and ungual lesions; irritation of mucous membranes of the eye and the respiratory tract. Exposure limits (France, ACGIH 1987): TWA = 0.1mg/m3 for aerosols for which 25% of particles have a diameter lower or equal to 5µm. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 4p. 20 ref.

CIS 01-966 Commission Directive 2000/39/EC of 8 June 2000 establishing a first list of indicative occupational exposure limit values in implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work [European Communities]
Dir. 2000/39/CE ... du 8.6.2000 relative à l'établissement d'une 1re liste de valeurs limites d'exposition ... en application de la dir. 98/24/CE ... concernant la protection ... des travailleurs contre les risques liés à des agents chimiques ... [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This Directive provides indicative exposure limits for 63 substances in line with the provisions of Directive 98/24/EC (see CIS 98-1094). For each substance the following information is given: EINECS and CAS number; 8h TWA limit value (in mg/m3 and ppm); short-term limit value (in mg/m3 and ppm); skin notation (when present). Member States are expected to introduce these limit values into their legislation by 31 Dec. 2001. Directive 96/94/EC (see CIS 97-9), which provided the previous listing of substances with indicative exposure limits, is repealed.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 16 June 2000, Vol.43, No.L 142, p.47-50.
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2000/l_142/l_14220000616en00470050.pdf [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/fr/oj/dat/2000/l_142/l_14220000616fr00470050.pdf [in French]

CIS 01-1170 Hermanus M.A.
Manganese - A public health concern: The relevance for occupational health and safety policy and regulation in South Africa
Concerns about the effects of low-level manganese exposures on human health arise at a time when South Africa finds itself in competition with newcomers to the market economy, China and the former Soviet Union. This case study illustrates how decisions about occupational health and safety and the environment are influenced by incompleteness of scientific knowledge, competing interests, differences over what is fair or just, and the compartmentalization of public policy. In addition, an assessment is made of the ability of the occupational health and safety system in South Africa in its current form to address the challenges posed by manganese-related issues. The importance of tracking developments abroad, strengthening participatory processes, developing national policy, linking economic policy and OHS policy, and establishing appropriate trade agreements is stressed.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Apr.-June 2000, Vol.6, No.2, p.151-160. 53 ref.

CIS 01-826 Sartorelli P.
Dermal risk assessment in occupational medicine
La stima del rischio cutaneo in medicina del lavoro [in Italian]
The importance of the study of dermal exposure to dangerous chemicals has increased during the last few years, mainly because of a reduction of respiratory exposure to toxicants. Pesticides, aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are considered to be the chemicals with the highest dermal risk. In the occupational exposure limit lists of the ACGIH and of many countries, compounds that can be absorbed through the skin are identified by a skin notation, which usually indicates that the percutaneous absorption of the chemical can contribute to the body burden. However, a generally-accepted criterion for assigning skin notation does not exist. It is only when standardized measurements of dermal exposure will be possible that Dermal Occupational Exposure Limits (DOEL) can be set, enabling a regulatory approach in the dermal risk assessment field. So far, attempts to develop health-based DOELs have not been successful, and further work is required to build broad consensus.
Medicina del lavoro, May-June 2000, Vol.91, No.3, p.183-191. 17 ref.

CIS 01-821 Catasta P.F., Cavalieri P.G., Chiappino G:, Governa M., Munaf E., Paoletti L., Verducchi P., Paba G.
Presence of asbestos on ships: Study of airborne fibre concentrations on ferry boats owned by the Italian State Railways
Presenza di amianto sulle navi: studio sulla concentrazione de fibre aerodisperse su navi traghetto delle Ferrovie dello Stato [in Italian]
Asbestos has been widely used on ships as an insulating material due to its fire-resistant and sound-absorbent properties. The concentrations of airborne asbestos fibres on two ferries in regular service were measured. Decontamination work had been carried out on these vessels in order to remove or to confine the asbestos. Between 1994 and 1998, 123 air samples were analyzed. For 98.4% of the samples, concentrations were below 2 fibres/litre, which is the value set by Ministerial Decree of 6/9/94 for buildings to qualify for effective decontamination status. Concentrations between 2 and 10 fibres/litre, were found in one engine room. The results show that there is no environmental dispersion of asbestos fibres in usual navigation conditions. However, it appears desirable to extend the legislation to naval vessels in order to define clear criteria for risk evaluation, checking and maintenance procedures of asbestos-insulated vessels, and procedures for each job on board involving handling or removal of asbestos-containing material.
Medicina del lavoro, Mar.-Apr. 2000, Vol.91, No.2, p.131-134. 9 ref.

CIS 01-201 Toxicological data sheets
Fiches toxicologiques [in French]
CD-ROM including the complete collection of data sheets published by the Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS). These data sheets provide technical and regulatory synthesis of information on hazards related to a product or a group of products. Topics covered by each data sheet: uses; physical and chemical properties; methods of detection and determination in air; fire hazards; pathology and toxicology; current French occupational safety and health regulations in areas of occupational safety and hygiene, protection of the environment and transport; technical and medical recommendations.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, May 2000. CD-ROM can be read on Macintosh or PC (Windows 95, 98, NT).

CIS 01-39 Brondeau M.T., Jargot D., Pillière F., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O., Serre P.
Turpentine
Essence de térébenthine [in French]
Acute toxicity: irritation of the eyes, nose and lungs; effects on central nervous system; direct skin contact may induce skin irritation; accidental ingestion may cause buccal and digestive tract irritation, central nervous system depression or convulsions; aspiration pneumopathy. Chronic toxicity: irritant dermatosis; allergic dermatitis; rhinitis. French exposure limit: 100ppm (560mg/m3) (VME).
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 1st Quarter 2000, No.178, p.109-113. Illus. 25 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft132.pdf [in French]

CIS 01-38 Brondeau M.T., Falcy M., Jargot D., Miraval S., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O.
Javel waters and extracts
Eaux et extraits de Javel [in French]
Javel waters and extracts are aqueous solutions of sodium hypochlorite. Toxic effects depend on the concentration of the solution used; usual dilutions cause little effects. Acute toxicity: ingestion of concentrated solutions causes irritation of the gastro-intestinal tract sometimes with vomiting of blood, which and can lead to necrosis, perforation and severe after-effects, shock, haemolysis, and possibly hypernatraemia; projections on skin and eyes may cause severe burns with possible ocular after-effects; mixture with acids liberates chlorine which may cause strong bronchial irritation and acute pulmonary oedema; mixture with ammonium hydroxide liberates chloramine which is also irritant for the respiratory tract. Chronic toxicity: nail lesions; dermatosis.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 1st Quarter 2000, No.178, p.115-119. Illus. 27 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft157.pdf [in French]

CIS 01-37 Brondeau M.T., Miraval S., Pillière F., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O.
1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone
1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone [in French]
N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone is mainly used as a monomer in the polymer industry for the production of pharmaceuticals, adhesives and cosmetics. Acute toxicity: irritation of the skin; erythema. French exposure limit: 0.1ppm (VME).
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 2nd Quarter 2000, No.179, p.121-124. 12 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft235.pdf [in French]

CIS 01-36 Brondeau M.T., Falcy M., Jargot D., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O., Serre P.
Coal tar pitch
Brais de houille [in French]
Acute toxicity: nausea; headache; state of intoxication similar to that under the influence of alcohol; impairment of consciousness; bronchial and skin irritation; blepharoconjunctivitis or keratitis punctata. Chronic toxicity: acneiform dermatitis; hyperkeratosis; occular lesions which may be aggravated by sun or UV rays; diarrhoea; respiratory disorders. Epidemiologic studies show evidence of carcinogenicity: skin cancer, in particular of the face and the scrotum; inhalation gives rise to lung, bladder and kidney cancer and cancer of the upper respiratory system. French exposure limit: 0.2mg/m3 (VME).
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 2nd Quarter 2000, No.179, p.115-119. Illus. 30 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft91.pdf [in French]

CIS 01-35 Brondeau M.T., Falcy M., Jargot D., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O., Serre P.
Phosgene
Phosgène [in French]
Acute toxicity: irritation of the eyes, skin and respiratory tract; vomiting; pulmonary oedema; hyperreactivity of upper airways; chemical burns. Chronic toxicity: in some cases, signs of emphysema. French exposure limit: 0.1ppm (0.4mg/m3) (VLE).
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 2nd Quarter 2000, No.179, p.109-113. Illus. 26 ref.
http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft72.pdf [in French]

CIS 00-1564 Isopropyl ether
Éter isopropílico [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limits: 500ppm or 2100mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA); 250ppm (ACGIH). Toxicity: irritation of mucous membranes, skin and eyes; sleepiness; vertigo; unconsciousness.
Noticias de seguridad, Sep. 2000, Vol.62, No.9. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1563 Maleic anhydride
Anhídrido maleico [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 0.25ppm or 1mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: irritation of the respiratory tract, throat, skin and eyes; chemical burns; dermatitis; cough; vomiting; asthma; blurred vision.
Noticias de seguridad, Sep. 2000, Vol.62, No.9. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1562 Orthomethylcyclohexanone
Ortometilciclohexanona [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limits: 100ppm or 460mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA); 50ppm (ACGIH). Toxicity: irritation of eyes and respiratory tract; sleepiness; unconsciousness; skin rash.
Noticias de seguridad, Aug. 2000, Vol.62, No.8. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1561 Methylcellosolve acetate
Acetato de celosolve metílico [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 25ppm or 120mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: skin absorption; irritation of respiratory tract ; slight narcotic effect; hepatotoxic effects; nephrotoxic effects; ingestion of large quantities may be fatal.
Noticias de seguridad, Aug. 2000, Vol.62, No.8. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1560 Methylal
Metilal [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 1000ppm or 3100mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: irritation of skin, eyes, nose and throat; vertigo; coordination disturbances.
Noticias de seguridad, July 2000, Vol.62, No.7. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1559 Pentaborane
Pentaborano [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 0.005ppm or 0.01mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: skin absorption; irritation of skin and eyes; effect on the nervous system (coordination disturbances, tremor, convulsions); hyperexcitability; narcosis; hepatotoxic effects; nephrotoxic effects; effects may be delayed.
Noticias de seguridad, July 2000, Vol.62, No.7. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1558 Mixture of diphenyl ether and diphenyl
Mixtura de éter fenílico y difenilo [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limits: 7mg/m3 or 1ppm 8h-TWA (OSHA); 1ppm or 0.5ppm as vapour (ACGIH). Toxicity: irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; dermatitis; nausea.
Noticias de seguridad, June 2000, Vol.62, No.6. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1557 p-Phenylenediamine
Diamina de p-fenileno [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 0.1 mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: irritation of the throat; allergic asthma; sensitization; skin rash; contact dermatitis.
Noticias de seguridad, June 2000, Vol.62, No.6. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1556 Phosphine
Fosfina [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limit: 0.4mg/m3 or 0.3ppm 8h-TWA (OSHA). Toxicity: pulmonary irritation; neurotoxic effects; vomiting; nausea; dyspnoea.
Noticias de seguridad, May 2000, Vol.62, No.5. 3p. Insert.

CIS 00-1555 Phthalic anhydride
Anhídrido ftálico [in Spanish]
Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limits: 12mg/m3 8h-TWA (OSHA); 1ppm (ACGIH). Toxicity: irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory tract, skin and eyes; asthma; bronchitis; emphysema; dermatitis.
Noticias de seguridad, May 2000, Vol.62, No.5. 4p. Insert.

CIS 00-1254
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS)
Aziridine (ethylene imine) - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values
Main topics covered: survey of carcinogenicity studies suitable for risk estimation in the occupational environment; carcinogenic activity in experimental animals under life-time low-dose exposure; health risk to humans; calculation of the health-based conditions; occupational cancer risk values; occupational exposure limits; toxicity profile. The additional lifetime estimated cancer risk for 4,4'-methylenebis(chloroaniline) is estimated to 4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.9µg/m3 and 4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 90µg/m3. The substance is listed as a carcinogen in several countries (e.g., the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States). Of these countries, occupational exposure limits exist in Germany (0.9mg/m3 - TRK) and the United States (0.88mg/m3 - ACGIH). Summary in Dutch.
Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, Netherlands, Sep. 2000. 30p. 11 ref.

CIS 00-1253
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS)
Urethane (ethyl carbamate) - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values
Main topics covered: survey of carcinogenicity studies suitable for risk estimation in the occupational environment; carcinogenic activity in experimental animals under life-time low-dose exposure; health risk to humans; calculation of health-based conditions; occupational cancer risk values; occupational exposure limits; toxicity profile. The additional lifetime estimated cancer risk for ethyl cabamate is estimated to be 4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.002mg/m3 and 4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.2mg/m3. The substance is listed as a carcinogen in several countries (e.g., the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Summary in Dutch.
Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, Netherlands, Sep. 2000. 34p. 12 ref.

CIS 00-1252
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS)
Epichlorohydrin (1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane) - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values
Main topics covered: survey of carcinogenicity studies suitable for risk estimation in the occupational environment; carcinogenic activity in experimental animals under life-time low-dose exposure conditions; health risk in humans; calculation of health-based occupational cancer risk values; occupational exposure limits. The additional lifetime estimated cancer risk for epichlorohydrin is estimated to be 4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.19mg/m3 and 4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 19mg/m3. The substance is listed as a carcinogen in several countries (e.g., the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States). Occupational exposure limits range from 1.9mg/m3 (Sweden, USA - ACGIH) to 12mg/m3 (Germany). Summary in Dutch.
Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, Netherlands, Sep. 2000. 32p. 15 ref.

CIS 00-1251
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS)
4,4'-Methylene bis (2-chloroaniline) - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values
Main topics covered: survey of carcinogenicity studies suitable for risk estimation in the occupational environment; carcinogenic activity in experimental animals under life-time low-dose exposure; health risk in humans; calculation of health-based conditions; occupational cancer risk values; occupational exposure limits. The additional lifetime estimated cancer risk for 4,4'-methylenebis(chloroaniline) is estimated to be 4 x 10-5 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 0.02mg/m3 and 4 x 10-3 for 40 years of occupational exposure to 2mg/m3. The substance is listed as a carcinogen in several countries (e.g., the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the United States). Occupational exposure limits range from 0.005mg/m3 (United Kingdom) to 0.11mg/m3 (USA - ACGIH). Summary in Dutch.
Gezondheidsraad, Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, Netherlands, Sep. 2000. 32p. 16 ref.

CIS 00-340 Strychnine
Estricnina [in Spanish]
Strychnine is a potent convulsant which can cause anoxia and cyanosis. Mean lethal dose for humans is 100 to 120mg. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 0.15mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Apr. 2000, Vol.62, No.4. insert 4p.

CIS 00-339 Tetrahydrofuran
Tetrahidrofurano [in Spanish]
Tetrahydrofuran is an anaesthetic agent. It causes eye and respiratory tract irritation and can induce headache, nausea, vertigo and skin irritation. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 590mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Apr. 2000, Vol.62, No.4, insert 4p.

CIS 00-338 Tellurium and compounds (as tellurium)
Telurio y compuestos (como telurio) [in Spanish]
Tellurium and its compounds induce a smell similar to that of garlic to the breath and the sweat, a metal taste sensation, sleepiness, loss of appetite and nausea. Tellurium dioxide can give rise to squamous skin lesions. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 0.1mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Mar. 2000, Vol.62, No.3, insert 5p.

CIS 00-337 Ethyl acrylate
Acrilato de etilo [in Spanish]
Ethyl acrylate vapours cause irritation of the eyes and of the respiratory tract. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 100mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Mar. 2000, Vol.62, No.3, insert 4p.

CIS 00-336 Demeton (R)
Demetón (R) [in Spanish]
Demeton is an insecticide. It is a cholinesterase inhibitor. Inhalation first causes effects on the eyes (blurred vision, running eyes, pain) and respiratory symptoms, followed by gastrointestinal effects. Effects can be immediate or delayed. Dermal absorption induces sweating and dermatitis. Overexposure can affect the central nervous system and the heart. Recommendations include the use of eye and respiratory protection, as well as the medical supervision of exposed workers. OSHA permissible exposure level: 0.1mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Feb. 2000, Vol.62, No.2, insert 4p.

CIS 00-335 2,4-D
2,4-D [in Spanish]
2,4-D is a herbicide. It is absorbed through the skin, causes eye irritation and can induce polyneuritis. Recommendations include the use of eye and respiratory protection, as well as the medical supervision of exposed workers. OSHA permissible exposure level: 10mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Feb. 2000, Vol.62, No.2, insert 4p.

CIS 00-334 Pyrethrins
Piretro [in Spanish]
Pyrethrins induce mainly erythemous dermatitis which can be associated with itching and vesicles. It may cause sensitization. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 5mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Jan. 2000, Vol.62, No.1, insert 4p.

CIS 00-333 Pindone
Pival [in Spanish]
Pindone is a vitamin K antagonist, the ingestion of which may lead to haemorrhaging. It does not provoke immediate symptoms. The use of respiratory protective equipment and the medical supervision of exposed workers are required. OSHA permissible exposure level: 0.1mg/m3.
Noticias de seguridad, Jan. 2000, Vol.62, No.1, insert 4p.

1999

CIS 08-1141 1999 list of limit values - Occupational safety and health
Grenzwerteliste 1999 - Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz bei der Arbeit [in German]
This list contains tables of the limit values for hazardous substances applicable in Germany (maximum workplace concentration [MAK], technical guidelines for exposure [TRK] and tolerance levels of exposure to biological agents [BAT] from the following directives (TRGS): TRGS 900 "Limit values relating to air in the workplace", TRGS 903 "Biological Tolerance values" and also the classifications of TRGS 905 "Index of substances which can cause cancer, genetic changes or have reproductive effects". Also included are limit values for air contaminants defined in other standards, noise, vibration, thermal stress, radiation, electricity, biomechanical stress and notes on the effects of biological agents. Replaces CIS 96-2239.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, 1999. 264p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 03-1829
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
List of hazardous substances and preparations under annex I of the directive 67/584/EEC [Germany]
Liste der gefährlichen Stoffe und Zubereitungen nach Anhang I der Richtlinie 67/548/EWG [in German]
This document presents the contents of the list of dangerous substances and preparations of the 25th adaptation of Directive 67/548/EEC (CIS 00-1229) in a modified layout. For each substance, the following information is provided: name; INDEX, EC and CAS numbers; toxicity class; labelling (danger symbols, R and S phrases); maximum concentrations; toxicity and labelling of preparations. Replaces the 1996 list (see CIS 96-2259).
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 579p. Price: EUR 41.00.

CIS 03-1080 Carbon black
Noir de carbone [in French]
International Chemical Safety Card published in 1995. Exposure routes: inhalation and ingestion. Long-term exposure effects: lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure at very high concentrations. Some carbon blacks may contain compounds which are carcinogenic. Threshold limit value: 3.5mg/m3 (ACGIH 1994-1995).
Internet documents, 1995, 2p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc04/icsc0471.pdf [in English]
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn0471.html [in French]

CIS 03-1060 1,4-Benzenediamine dihydrochloride
Dichlorhydrate de benzène-1,4-diamine [in French]
International Chemical Safety Card. Exposure routes: inhalation, skin absorption and ingestion. Short-term exposure effects: irritation of skin, eyes and respiratory tract; methaemoglobinaemia; kidney impairment; effects may be delayed. Long-term exposure effects: prolonged or repeated contact may induce skin sensitization and asthma. Threshold limit value (as 1,4-benzenbediamine): 0.1mg/m3 (ACGIH 1999). Synonyms: 1,4-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride, 1,4-diaminobenzene dihydrochloride; 4-aminoaniline dihydrochloride; p-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride.
Internet documents, 1999. 2p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc03/icsc0386.pdf [in English]
http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn0386.html [in French]

CIS 03-1055 Adipic acid
Acide adipique [in French]
International Chemical Safety Card published in 1998 (Spanish version already abstracted under CIS 95-1988). Exposure routes: inhalation. Short-term exposure effects: irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; inhalation may cause asthmatic reactions; effects may be delayed. Long-term exposure effects: prolonged or repeated contact may induce skin sensitization; prolonged or repeated inhalation may cause asthma. Threshold limit value: 5mg/m3 (ACGIH 1997). Synonyms: hexanedioic acid; 1,4-butanedicarboxylic acid.
Internet documents, 1998. 2p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc03/icsc0369.pdf [in English]
http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn0369.html [in French]

CIS 03-805 Auffarth J., Hebisch R., Poppek U.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Recommended analytical methods for the determination of harmful substances in workplace air - Documentation
Empfohlene Analysenverfahren für Arbeitsplatzmessungen - Dokumentation [in German]
Alphabetic list of 676 harmful substances, with brief indications of measurement methods (sampling, preparation, analysis), analytical limits, threshold limit values and bibliographic references. In addition to the methods approved by Mutual Accident Insurance Associations (Berufsgenossenschaften) and the German Research Association (DFG), methods recommended by NIOSH, the Health and Safety Executive, OSHA, the German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science and Technology (DGMK) and the German BIA Institute are also covered. One chapter is devoted to direct display analytical equipment. Indexes by chemical name and CAS number.
Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 17th ed., 1999. 330p. Indexes. Price (2003 ed.): EUR 26.50.

CIS 02-1093 Nitromethane
Nitrométhane [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 85-1643. Acute toxicity: methaemoglobinaemia and haemolysis (one single case reported). Chronic toxicity: skin irritation. Exposure limits (France): TWA = 250mg/m3 (100ppm). EEC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.609-036-00-7; Xn, R5, R10, R22, S41, 200-876-6. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 02-1407.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, 2002. 3p. Illus. 19 ref.

CIS 02-1085 Uranium hexafluoride
Hexafluorure d'uranium [in French]
Hexafluoruro de uranio [in Spanish]
International Chemical Safety Card. Exposure routes: inhalation and ingestion. Short term exposure effects: corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract; nephrotoxic effects (kidney impairment and tissue lesions); exposure at low levels may result in death. Threshold limit value: 0.2mg/m3 (TWA) A1 (as uranium (soluble and insoluble compounds)) (ACGIH 1998); 0.6mg/m3 (STEL) (ACGIH 1998).
English/French versions: Internet documents, 1999. Spanish version: Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1991. 2p. Illus.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn1250.html [in French]
http://www.mtas.es/insht/ipcsnspn/nspn1250.htm [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc12/icsc1250.pdf [in English]

CIS 02-1084 Sodium hexafluorosilicate
Hexafluorosilicate de sodium [in French]
Hexafluorosilicato de disodio [in Spanish]
International Chemical Safety Card. Exposure routes: inhalation and ingestion. Short term exposure effects: irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; effects on the calcium metabolism, resulting in cardiac disorders and impaired function. Long-term exposure effects: effects on the bone, resulting in fluorosis. Long-term exposure effects: prolonged or repeated contact may induce skin sensitization. Threshold limit value: 2.5mg/m3 (TWA) as fluorine (ACGIH 1998).
English/French versions: Internet documents, 1999. Spanish version: Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1991. 2p. Illus.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn1243.html [in French]
http://www.mtas.es/insht/ipcsnspn/nspn1243.htm [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc12/icsc1243.pdf [in English]

CIS 02-1083 Potassium hexafluorosilicate
Hexafluorosilicate de potassium [in French]
Hexafluorosilicato de dipotasio [in Spanish]
International Chemical Safety Card. Exposure routes: inhalation and ingestion. Short term exposure effects: irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract; effects on the calcium metabolism, resulting in cardiac disorders and impaired function. Long-term exposure effects: effects on the bone, resulting in fluorosis. Threshold limit value: 2.5mg/m3 (TWA) as fluorine (ACGIH 1997-1998).
English/French versions: Internet documents, 1999. Spanish version: Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1991. 2p. Illus.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn1242.html [in French]
http://www.mtas.es/insht/ipcsnspn/nspn1242.htm [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc12/icsc1242.pdf [in English]

CIS 02-1081 Hafnium powder
Poudre d'hafnium [in French]
Hafnio [in Spanish]
International Chemical Safety Card. Exposure route: inhalation. Long-term exposure effects: prolonged or repeated exposure may affect the lungs; hepatotoxic effects. Threshold limit value: 0.5mg/m3 (TWA) (ACGIH 1998).
English/French versions: Internet documents, 1999. Spanish version: Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1991. 2p. Illus.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsnfrn/nfrn0847.html [in French]
http://www.mtas.es/insht/ipcsnspn/nspn0847.htm [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/icsc/dtasht/_icsc08/icsc0847.pdf [in English]

CIS 02-1073 Brondeau M.T., Miraval S., Pillière F., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O.
2-Ethoxyethyl acetate
Acétate de 2-éthoxyéthyle [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Acute toxicity: no cases have been reported. Chronic toxicity: tendency to anaemia and granulopenia, and increase of spontaneous abortion; however, these effects were observed after simultaneous exposure to various solvents. Exposure limits (France): TWA = 27mg/m3 (5ppm). EEC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.607-037-00-7; T, R60, R61, R10, R20/21/22, S53, S45, 203-839-2. The complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM has been analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, CD-ROM CD 613, May 2000. 4p. Illus. 14 ref.

CIS 02-1061 Brondeau M.T., Miraval S., Pillière F., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O.
2-Ethoxyethanol
2-Ethoxyéthanol [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. CD-ROM version of the document already analysed as CIS 99-1782. Acute toxicity: severe skin and eye burns; irritation and ulceration of mucous membranes. Acute toxicity: digestive disorders, neurological signs; skin dryness and hyperhaemia with cyanosis metabolic acidosis; liver and kidney damage; lymphopenia and pancreatitis. Chronic toxicity: reversible haematological effects. Exposure limits (France): TWA = 19mg/m3 (5ppm). EC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.603-012-00-X; T, R60, R61, R10, R20/21/22, S53, S45, 203-804-1. The complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM has been analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, CD-ROM CD 613, May 2000. 6p. Illus. 20 ref.

CIS 02-1060 Brondeau M.T., Jargot D., Pillière F., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O., Serre P.
Acrolein
Acroléine [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. CD-ROM version of the document already analysed as CIS 01-34. Acute toxicity: severe skin, exe, respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation which may induce corrosive lesions; dyspnoea, cough and sputum, submucous oedema of the larynx, trachea and bronchi and haemorrhagic alveolar oedema. Chronic toxicity: there are no data available for humans. Exposure limits (France): ceiling value = 0.25mg/m3 (0.1ppm). EC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.605-008-00-3; T+, F, R11, R25, R26, R34, S3/9/14, S26, S36/37/39, S38, S45, 203-453-4. The complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM has been analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, CD-ROM CD 613, May 2000. 6p. Illus. 23 ref.

CIS 01-1589
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social
Official Mexican Standard - Safety and health conditions in workplaces where are handled, transported, processed or stored chemical substances capable of contaminating the working environment [Mexico]
Norma Oficial Mexicana - Condiciones de seguridad e higiene en los centros de trabajo donde se manejen, transporten, procesen o almacenen sustancias químicas capaces de generar contaminación en el medio ambiente laboral [México] [in Spanish]
Contents of this standard: scope (all workplaces in Mexico where chemical contaminants are handled, transported, processed or stored); definitions; obligations of employers and workers; hazard recognition (including criteria for the classification of hazard levels); hazard evaluation (incl. sample techniques and exposure calculations); control methods; verification systems. In annex: maximum permissible levels for chemical substances (in ppm and mg/m3; danger codes); carcinogenicity classification; hazard evaluation of mixed substances; synergic effects; procedures for the determination of specific chemicals. A large number of NOM standards related to determination methods are repealed, including 032-1993 (acrolein, CIS 98-28), 034-1993 (oil fumes, CIS 98-27), 036-1993 (formaldehyde, CIS 98-26), 039-1993 (acetone, CIS 98-25), 045-1993 (benzene, CIS 98-23), 047-1993 (xylene, CIS 98-24).
Internet copy, 1999. 57p. Illus. 14 ref.
http://www.stps.gob.mx/312/normas/nom010/nom-010.htm [in Spanish]

CIS 01-1627 Brondeau M.T., Falcy M., Miraval S., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O.
2-Methoxyethyl acetate
Acétate de 2-méthoxyéthyle [in French]
Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 87-837. Toxicity: there is little information on toxicity in humans; tendency to anaemia, granulopenia and oligospermia; malformations of the genital organs (hypospadias) in children born to women heavily exposed during pregnancy; increase in the number of spontaneous abortions. Chronic toxicity: carcinogen; skin and nasal septum ulcers; renal damage (ingestion). Exposure limits (France): TWA = 24mg/m3 (5ppm). EEC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.607-036-00-1; T, R60, R61, R10, R20/21/22, S53, S45, 203-772-9. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 4p. Illus. 15 ref.

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