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Document ID (ISN)67382
CIS number 96-1267
Year 1995
Convention or series no. NOHSC: 7039 (1995)
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Guidelines for health surveillance
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, 1995-1996. 18 booklets in a ring binder. Bibl.ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract These guidelines are intended for appointed medical practitioners when planning and implementing a programme of health surveillance within enterprises. Such programmes should be instituted when a workplace assessment of health risks, conducted according to the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances (NOHSC 1005: (1994), see CIS 95-274), has determined that workplace exposure represents a significant risk to health. Contents of the 18 booklets: 1 - Introduction (basic aspects of health surveillance, extracts from the Model Regulations and the National Code of Practice (NOHSC: 2007 (1994), see CIS 95-274 as well), list of substances subject to control, criteria for determining whether a substance should be scheduled as requiring health surveillance). 2 - sample respiratory questionnaires to be administered to workers. 3-18: Specific substances (for each substance: information on health surveillance at time of employment, during exposure to a process where the substance is present and at termination of employment; data sheet with information on substance in question). The substances are: acrylonitrile, inorganic arsenic, asbestos, benzene, cadmium, inorganic cadmium, creosote, isocyanates, inorganic mercury, MOCA, organophosphate pesticides, pentachlorophenol, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, crystalline silica, thallium, vinyl chloride.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; training material; vinyl chloride; mercury; thallium; pentachlorophenol; arsenic; benzene; methylenebis(2-chloroaniline); isocyanates; acrylonitrile; silica; asbestos; pesticides; creosote; polycyclic hydrocarbons; limitation of exposure; phosphates; medical supervision; cadmium; chromium; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) compendium; data sheet; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Arsenic and compounds
Cadmium and compounds
Mercury and compounds
Cyano compounds
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Phenols and phenolic compounds