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Document ID (ISN)41866
CIS number 84-878
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmiljö
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Söderlund S.
Title A harmful substance in your eyes? Rinse them quickly and well
Original title Skadligt ämne i ögat? Spola snabbt och länge [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1984, No.1, p.23-26. Illus.
Abstract Advice on the protection of workers' eyes where caustic, corrosive or irritant substances (including some dishwashing detergents) are used: wearing of eye protection; immediate rinsing after a splash in the eye; installation of eyewash stations near every work station which presents a hazard; copious rinsing for 15-20 min if alkaline material has gotten into the eyes; worker training (advice for training in the workplace); advantages and disadvantages of running water; water temperature (water that is too warm may promote absorption of the foreign substance).
Descriptors (primary) irritants; harmful substances; eyes; eye irrigation; caustic substances
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid training; face and eye protection; corrosive substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials