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Document ID (ISN)27687
CIS number 77-1355
ISSN - Serial title Prévention et sécurité du travail
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ascher R.
Title Corrosive burns - Problems of safe handling
Original title Les brûlures par produits corrosifs: problème du conditionnement de la manipulation. [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 1976, No.110, p.30-44. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Communication presented to the Regional Joint Technical Committee for the Chemicals Industry (Comité technique régional des industries chimiques), Lille, France. Statistics of accidents involving corrosive burns are followed by considerations on various causes of accidents of this kind (human error, secondary reaction, latent defect, invisible leakage, stuck flanges, blocked valves, etc.) and appropriate preventive measures. Description of 2 typical accidents, stressing the nature and gravity of corrosive burns (particularly to the eyes), and considerations on: personal protective equipment (choice of safety spectacles, type of face shield and protective gloves); first-aid stations with eye bath and complete decontamination facilities (shower and bath); staff training; extraction from carboys (various devices, precautions); pertinent French regulations.
Descriptors (primary) corrosive substances; chemical burns; caustic substances
Descriptors (secondary) France; carboys; accident descriptions; statistics; safety training in industry; personal protective equipment; causes of accidents; legislation; first aid
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials