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Document ID (ISN)54898
CIS number 90-2014
ISBN(s) 0-11-885540-9
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title Use of solvents in the rubber industry
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 28p. Illus. 50 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract Contents of this safety guide: types of solvent used in the rubber industry and their flammability, labelling requirements and occupational exposure limits; fire and explosion hazards; health risks following solvent exposure; general legal requirements including storage and labelling, fire precautions and certification, electrical requirements and waste disposal; assessment of risks arising from the storage and use of solvents; measurement of exposure (atmospheric sampling, health surveillance, biological monitoring); principles of exposure control (elimination of harmful solvents and substitution of safer substances, ventilation and personal protection); safe working methods during operations involving solvents; requirements for local exhaust ventilation systems; maintenance of control measures.
Descriptors (primary) rubber industry; United Kingdom; health hazards; organic solvents; explosion hazards; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; workplace monitoring; labelling; list of chemical substances; limitation of exposure; safety guides; ventilation systems; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; legislation; exhaust ventilation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Rubber industry