|Document ID (ISN)||107177|
|Convention or series no.
||Safety in the use of mineral and synthetic fibres
||ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2002. xiv, 122p. Bibl.ref.
||Arabic translation of the working document and report of the Meeting of Experts on Safety in the Use of Mineral and Synthetic Fibres, held in Geneva (Switzerland), 17-25 Apr. 1989 (see CIS 90-1646). The fibres discussed are: man-made mineral fibres (continuous filament, insulation wool, refractory fibres, special-purpose fibres); natural mineral fibres (other than asbestos); and synthetic organic fibres. The characteristics, manufacturing methods, occupational and non-occupational exposure of each type are reviewed. Information on health effects (irritation, respiratory symptoms, fibrosis, cancer) is also reviewed. Other topics: monitoring of airborne dust; preventive and control measures; law and practice in selected countries. In annexes: ILO resolution (1986) concerning health risks of occupational exposure to fibres; report of the meeting; list of participants.
||ILO; synthetic fibres; exposure evaluation; mineral fibres; hazard evaluation; man-made fibres
||glass; neoplasms; attapulgite; wollastonite; report; IPCS; IARC; erionite; carbon fibres; irritation; glass fibre; mineral wool; fibrosis; ceramic fibres; dust measurement; legislation; translation; conference; comment on law; literature survey
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||ILO|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)