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Document ID (ISN)101308
CIS number 03-105
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG248 (rev.)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Solder fume and you
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, rev. ed., June 2002. 11p. 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet describes possible health hazards from solder fumes when using soldering flux containing rosin (also known as colophony). It explains the employers' responsibilities and the precautions that need to be taken by employees. Contents: properties of rosin; use of rosin in soldering; health hazards (respiratory and skin effects) associated with exposure to rosin-based solder fumes; how exposure occurs; legal requirements; what employers and employees need to do; health surveillance; sources of further information. Replaces CIS 01-729.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; training material; welding fumes; colophony
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; legal aspects; safety guides; dermatitis; training manuals; medical supervision; responsibilities of employees; asthma
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training