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Document ID (ISN)103772
CIS number 05-18
ISBN(s) 972-8321-68-6
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Divulgação 19
Author(s) Rodrigues Pinhal H.
Title Carcinogenic agents at the workplace
Original title Agentes carcinogénicos no local de trabalho [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, March 2004. 60p. Illus.
Abstract Numerous chemical products, formulations and industrial processes present cancer risks to workers. This booklet aimed at both occupational health specialists and workers provides information on risks due to carcinogenic agents. Contents: definition of carcinogenic agent and cancer; carcinogenic agent classification systems (EU, IARC, ACGIH); definition of mutagenic substance; labelling; activities that constitute hazards; preventive measures; measurement of ambient concentration levels of various carcinogens in several occupational sectors; legislation; list of main carcinogens according to EU classification.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation; Portugal
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; safety guides; wood dust; legal aspects; European Communities; IARC; dichloromethane; vinyl chloride; trichloroethylene; benzene; ethylene oxide; labelling; training manuals; limitation of exposure; sulfuric acid; classification; chromium trioxide; mutagens
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation