|Document ID (ISN)||109668|
|Convention or series no.
||The material safety data sheet - A practical guide to first aid
||La fiche signalétique: un guide pratique en matière de premiers soins [in French]|
||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.
||http://www.cchst.ca/products/publications/msds_firstaid.html [in French]
http://www.ccohs.ca/products/publications/msds_firstaid.html [in English]
||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.
||first-aid organization; dangerous substances; health hazards; first aid; chemical products
||Canada; routes of entry; fire hazards; safety guides; exposure evaluation; data sheet; chemical reactions
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||First aid and emergency organization