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Document ID (ISN)100115
CIS number 02-1164
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1835-8
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Control of chemicals in printing: COSHH essentials for printers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2000. iv, 16p. lllus. 6 ref. + 35 safety data sheets. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract Aimed at employers in the printing industry, this document contains advice and guidance for the assessment of their activities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH, see CIS 00-620). The regulations require employers to limit the exposure to hazardous substances to protect the health of their employees. The guidance proposes a step-by-step approach for each chemical used in the printing shop: allocating a hazard group; identifying the quantity being used; identifying the volatility; finding the appropriate control guidance sheet; implementing and reviewing preventive actions. 35 information sheets offering guidance on the implementation of engineering control measures are included, grouped under the headings of general ventilation, engineering control, containment, special situations and general advice.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; United Kingdom; training material; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; safety guides; harmful substances; solvents; training manuals; list of chemical substances; ventilation; exposure evaluation; substitution; personal protective equipment; classification; comment on law; directive; data sheet; check lists; information of personnel; chemical safety
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Risk evaluation