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Document ID (ISN)102659
CIS number 03-1854
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Plastics Processing Sheet No.15
Health and Safety Executive
Title Reducing the risk of fire or explosion during the manufacture of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) products
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2003. 4p.12 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Several combustible substances may be found in fibre laminating workshops, including peroxides, toluene, styrene, acetone and plastic dust liberated during milling. This information sheet covers the control of fire and explosion hazards in fibre laminating workshops. It can be used to help carry out hazard evaluations and decide on the control measures necessary to comply with the law. Contents: hazards; control measures (daily, monthly and annual checks); control measures appropriate for each of the substances during storage, use, spillage, recovery and disposal.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; glass fibre reinforced plastics; United Kingdom; plastics converting industry; solvents; explosion hazards; plant safety organization; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; acetone; toluene; styrene; peroxides; storage; data sheet; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; waste disposal; spills; inspection; premises
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions