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Document ID (ISN)110512
CIS number 10-0094
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-424-9
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Guide de nettoyage RG-638
Author(s) Viau S., Dion C.
Title Beryllium - Clean-up guide - Workplace housekeeping and decontamination
Original title Béryllium - Guide de nettoyage - Entretien ménager et décontamination des lieux de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. 31p. Illus. Price: CAD 7.88. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RG-638.pdf [in French]
Abstract This guide addresses practical occupational safety and health issues during cleaning and decontamination of workplaces where beryllium is present. It was designed to help persons responsible for supervising cleaning and decontamination work to design work procedures that ensure acceptable levels of this metal. Topics addressed: work methods; sampling strategies; reference values in Quebec (Canada); cleaning methods; safety and health measures; personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; beryllium and compounds; cleaning; decontamination; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; occupational hygiene; beryllium; beryllium oxide; sampling and analysis; personal protective equipment; safety guides; limitation of exposure; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information