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Document ID (ISN)101505
CIS number 03-555
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG165
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health surveillance programmes for employees exposed to metalworking fluids
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Sep. 2001. 12p. 8 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Health problems can arise if metalworking fluids are not properly used and controlled. Dermatitis is the most common disease among users of metalworking fluids, followed by respiratory complaints such as asthma among workers exposed to aerosols and mists of these fluids. This booklet provides an overview of health surveillance required under the provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 1999 (see CIS 00-620) as they apply to persons exposed to metalworking fluids. Appendices include check lists for the detection of skin or breathing abnormalities.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; plant health organization; United Kingdom; training material; metalworking industry; medical supervision; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; asthma; dermatitis; safety guides; legislation; check lists; 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
OSH training