|Document ID (ISN)||54898|
|Convention or series no.
||Use of solvents in the rubber industry
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 28p. Illus. 50 ref. Price: GBP 4.00.
||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.
||rubber industry; United Kingdom; health hazards; organic solvents; explosion hazards; fire hazards
||local exhaust; workplace monitoring; labelling; list of chemical substances; limitation of exposure; safety guides; ventilation systems; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; legislation; exhaust ventilation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)