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Document ID (ISN)52931
CIS number 89-1765
Year 1921
Convention or series no.
Title Convention 13 concerning the use of white lead in painting [ILO]
Original title Convention 13 concernant l'emploi de la céruse dans la peinture [OIT] [in French]
Convenio 13 relativo al empleo de la cerusa en la pintura [OIT] [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1921. 4p.
Internet access (Convention 13) [in English] (Convention 13) [in French] (Convenio 13) [in Spanish]
Abstract One of the first international instruments ever adopted in the field of occupational safety and health. The use of white lead and lead sulfate, and all products containing these pigments, in the internal painting of buildings is, except for derogations, prohibited. Even when permitted, minors and women are not allowed to do any painting work with these substances. The Convention also prescribes safety and hygiene rules to be applied when working with these substances.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; white lead; lead sulfate; painting
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; pigments; safety rules; prohibition of use; directive
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Surface treatment