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Document ID (ISN)101382
CIS number 03-353
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Construction Information Sheet No.24 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Chemical cleaners
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. 2p. 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information note describes the health hazards associated with the use of chemical cleaners used, for example, for cleaning building facades, statues and monuments, and provides safety and health guidance for their use or the supervision of their use. Topics covered: health hazards due to skin contact or inhalation of fumes and mist; informed to be obtained on the damages caused by strong acids and alkalis before their use; precautionary measures (preventing or controlling exposure, use of appropriate protective equipment, personal hygiene); protection of the public; cleaning of scaffolds and equipment after use; spillages; first aid. Reprinted with updated references (replaces CIS 99-2009).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; harmful substances; construction industry; cleaning; caustic substances
Descriptors (secondary) personal hygiene; limitation of exposure; chemical burns; data sheet; neighbourhood protection; personal protective equipment; first aid
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Alkaline materials
Cleaning work