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Document ID (ISN)104502
CIS number 06-8
ISBN(s) 92-2-610896-X
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wafta N., Awan S., Goodson R.
Title Safety in the use of chemicals for secondary school education
Original title Al-salāma fī isti(māl al-mawāddal-kīmīyā'iya - dalīl muraja(ī ta@lhīmī [in Arabic]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2001. 109p. Illus. 8 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Although chemicals play a crucial role in food production, the fight against diseases and the promotion of new advances in modern technology, they have the potential to cause serious harm to workers, the public and the environment if improperly handled. A safety culture aimed at the promotion of safety, health and well-being at work has therefore to be established, and school education is paramount for meeting this objective. Contents of this publication aimed at secondary education: ways of exposure of the human body to chemicals; health and safety problems caused by chemicals; environmental impact of chemicals; safety in the use of chemicals; monitoring exposure to chemicals; managing exposure to chemicals; control of major industrial accidents; legislation of chemical safety.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; chemical safety; harmful substances; training material; environmental pollution; safety training in schools; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) routes of entry; legal aspects; handling and storage; labelling; training manuals; glossary; warning notices; major hazards; health hazards; translation; exposure evaluation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
OSH training