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Document ID (ISN)54776
CIS number 90-1998
ISBN(s) 0-644-09148-7
Year 1989
Convention or series no. WAP 89/031
Author(s)
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Atmospheric contaminants
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Dec. 1989. 24p. Illus. 15 ref. Price: AUD 5.95.
Abstract Safety guide to the identification and control of atmospheric contaminants in the workplace. Contents: types of contaminants, with examples, and industries and processes where they may be present (dusts and fibres, fumes, mists, smokes, vapours, gases, biological agents); health hazards; prevention and control measures (elimination or substitution; process modification; engineering controls - ventilation, isolation, segregation, enclosure, dust suppression; servicing and maintenance; environmental and personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; education and training; monitoring).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Australia; atmospheric pollution; respirable dust; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; toxic gases; mineral fibres; mists; ventilation; safety guides; personal protective equipment; hazard identification; biological hazards; data sheet; substitution
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Air pollution