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International Chemical Control Toolkit

How to find the relevant guidance sheets

If the substance you use is a pesticide, go directly to the Pesticides section.

If the substance you use is a frequently used solvent, try to find it in the Common solvents list.

For any other substance, the first step is to identify the hazard group of the substance on the scale from A (safest) to E (most dangerous). Go to the Inhalation risks section and try to match the safety data available for your substance with the EU Risk Phrases or GHS Hazard Classes in the table. Click on the relevant hazard group.

Follow the instructions on subsequent screens to identify the ability of the substance to become airborne and the scale of use of the substance. Finally select the control approach from the displayed list and retrieve the relevant task-specific guidance sheet.

In addition to the inhalation-related risks, the possible skin and eye risks of the substance also need to be identified. Go to the Skin/eye risks section and again use the EU Risk Phrases or GHS Hazard Classes to determine whether the substance belongs to hazard group S or not. Click on the control sheet ID to display it.

If any of the guidance sheets associated with the substance indicate the need for respiratory protection equipment, environmental protection or other safety measures, the relevant task control sheets may be retrieved from the appropriate sections: Respirators, Environment and Safety issues.

Updated by AS (CIS), approved by PB (SafeWork). Last modification: 20.06.2006.