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Document ID (ISN)101495
CIS number 03-106
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2561-3
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG365 HSG 231
Health and Safety Executive
Title Working safely with metalworking fluids
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. Pack contains: good practice manual entitled Working safely with metalworking fluids (HSG231, vi, 54p. Illus. 18 ref.); 8 information sheets on working safely with metalworking fluids; booklet entitled Working safety with metalworking fluids - A guide for employees (HSG365, 8p., Illus. 3 ref.); wallchart entitled Working safely with metalworking fluids. Price: GBP 17.50.
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Abstract Metalworking fluids are used to cool and lubricate the machining activity, prolong the life of the tool, carry away debris and protect the surfaces of the workpieces. Risks to health from these substances can occur in cases of inhalation of excessive mists and vapour, from repeated skin contact or from fluid contamination by bacteria. This guidance was developed in order to help users of metalworking fluids manage the risks to their health from working with these materials. Contents of the good practice manual: metalworking fluids (description, risks to health, legal requirements, planning for health risk management, working with fluid and equipment suppliers) managing the health risks (fluid management, controlling the risk of dermatitis, controlling inhalation exposure, personal protective equipment); monitoring exposure; health surveillance; training. Appendices include a monitoring chart for sump fluid condition and control sheets. The manual is part of a pack which also includes a booklet summarizing guidance of the good practice manual, safety information sheets and a wallchart.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; United Kingdom; cutting fluids; training material; metalworking industry; health hazards; safe working methods; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) contamination monitoring; legal aspects; pathogenic bacteria; inhalation; dermatitis; safety and health training; machining; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; medical supervision; aerosols
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) Occupational health services
Metalworking industry
Risk evaluation
OSH training