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Document ID (ISN)109668
CIS number 09-662
ISBN(s) 0-660-19501-1
Year 2005
Convention or series no. CCOHS P05-3E
Title The material safety data sheet - A practical guide to first aid
Original title La fiche signalétique: un guide pratique en matière de premiers soins [in French]
Bibliographic information Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 135 Hunter Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 1M5, 2005. 38p. Illus. Price: CAN 15.00. Downloadable version free.
Internet access [in French] [in English]
Abstract This booklet consists of a practical guide to help prepare and evaluate first aid recommendations for chemical exposures. The first aid section of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides recommendations that describe measures that trained providers can take at the scene of a chemical exposure, to minimize injury and disability, before obtaining medical assistance. It identifies key questions on the health, fire and reactivity hazards of a chemical and provides the user with a decision tree for arriving at accurate, consistent first aid recommendations for each route of occupational exposure (skin, eye, inhalation and ingestion). It is intended for persons who have a basic understanding of chemicals and their hazards and who write or evaluate first aid recommendations for MSDSs.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid organization; dangerous substances; health hazards; first aid; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; routes of entry; fire hazards; safety guides; exposure evaluation; data sheet; chemical reactions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization