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Document ID (ISN)39356
CIS number 83-579
Year 1981
Convention or series no. Arbeidsinspectie CV 2
Labour Inspectorate (Arbeidsinspectie)
Title Action to be taken in the event of exposure to gases or vapours causing lung injury
Original title Hoe te handelen bij blootstelling aan longbeschadigende gassen of dampen [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid, Postbus 69, 2270 MA Voorburg, Netherlands, 1981. 33p.
Abstract These directives have been elaborated to prevent serious lung impairment (e.g. oedema) in workers who accidentally inhaled toxic, irritant or otherwise harmful gases. Sections cover: rules for first-aid personnel (complete rest for victim, removal of polluted clothing, no smoking, corticoid inhalation, etc.); rules for emergency treatment; rules for the transport of the injured; surveillance of workers who may have been exposed at the same time; therapy. A set of transfer cards and a list of substances which may cause pulmonary oedema are appended.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; Netherlands; first aid; emergency treatment; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) directive; transport of the injured; pulmonary oedema
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization