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Document ID (ISN)103763
CIS number 05-11
ISBN(s) 972-8321-63-5
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Divulgação 14
Author(s) da Cruz Lima M.E., de Fátima Silva M.
Title Chemical hazards in the ceramics industry
Original title Riscos químicos na indústria cerâmica [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Oct. 2003. 48p. Illus.
Abstract This information booklet, which is primarily intended for employers and employees of small enterprises, explains how to avoid or reduce chemical hazards in the ceramics industry. Contents: main chemical hazards in the ceramics industry; occupational accidents and diseases (intoxication, chemical burns or pulmonary oedema due to hydrofluoric acid, asbestosis, silicosis, lung and nasal cavity cancer, contact dermatitis, lead poisoning, chronic arsenic poisoning); prevention and protective measures (technical prevention, medical supervision, safety and health training); current legislation.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; Portugal; harmful substances; pottery industry; chemical hazards; health hazards; risk factors; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; safety guides; arsenic; clay; kaolin; lead poisoning; nasal cancer; inks; lung cancer; asbestosis; eczema; varnishes; silicosis; labelling; storage; training manuals; housekeeping; waste disposal; chemical burns; personal protective equipment; danger symbols; medical supervision; safety and health training; legal aspects
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials