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Document ID (ISN)64766
CIS number 95-1455
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0789-5
Year 1995
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance Note EH 69
Health and Safety Executive
Title How to handle PCBs without harming yourself or the environment
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1995. 12p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract Contents of this data sheet: properties of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); health effects (skin absorption, chloracne); sources of exposure (transformers, capacitors, vacuum pumps, hydraulic equipment, process heating plant); environmental and workplace legislation; advice on safe handling (identification of PCBs, risk assessment, control of exposure by means of personal protective equipment, ventilation and respirators, assessing exposure, health surveillance, staff training); control measures for specific tasks; transport of PCBs; waste disposal.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; polychlorinated biphenyls; environmental pollution; ecotoxicology; health engineering
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; transformers; capacitors; skin absorption; chloracne; transport of materials; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; respirators; legislation; data sheet; ventilation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control