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Document ID (ISN)44699
CIS number 85-1621
ISBN(s) 0-11-883597-1
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Guidance Note EH 43
Health and Safety Executive
Title Carbon monoxide
Bibliographic information HM Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6HB, United Kingdom, Aug. 1984. 9p. 13 ref. Price: ú2.50.
Abstract Contents of this guidance note: properties and toxic effects of carbon monoxide ; sampling and analysis; exposure limits; sources of exposure (open flame heaters, internal combustion engines, iron and steel manufacture and metal treatment, the chemical industry); preventive measures (substitution, total enclosure, ventilation, safe systems of work, personal protection); first aid; gas monitoring; legal requirements. The appendix contains tables showing effects of various blood carboxyhaemoglobin levels and showing carboxyhaemoglobin levels in blood as a function of time, exposure level and type of work (sedentary, light and heavy physical).
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; data sheet; open flames; internal combustion engines; enclosure; exhaust ventilation; carboxyhaemoglobin level; first aid; safe working methods; sampling and analysis; determination in air; determination in blood; replaced; iron and steel industry; chemical industry
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances