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Document ID (ISN)103050
CIS number 04-36
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller J., Tischer M., Vosseler C., Bark K., Weick V.
Title Chemical management guide
Bibliographic information Deutsche Gesellschaft fŘr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Dag-Hammarskj÷ld-Weg 1-5, 65780 Eschborn, Germany, 2003. 91p. Illus.
Internet access http://www2.gtz.de/chs/dload/ChemGuide.zip [in English]
Abstract This guide was developed as part of a training programme for small to medium enterprises who wish to obtain cost savings through the improved management of chemicals. It describes a step-by-step approach to identify and reduce costs and risks related to the use of chemicals. A first step consists of identifying "hot spots" or critical issues with respect to inefficiency or hazards. A second step involves making an inventory of the chemicals used in the enterprise. The two steps provide the necessary information to calculate potential loses, assess risks, consider substitutes, determine improvements and controls, and monitor and evaluate the results obtained. Part III contains useful tools: basic concepts for risk assessment; description of control approaches; guide to the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs); list of R- and S-phrases; symbols used for labelling; glossary of terms.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; Germany; training material; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) training manuals; list of chemical substances; economic aspects; check lists; programme evaluation; substitution; glossary; warning notices
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Risk evaluation
Small and medium-sized enterprises