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Document ID (ISN)75062
CIS number 00-671
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1710-6
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG310
Health and Safety Executive
Title Drycleaners - Are you in control?
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract This booklet covers the issue of safety and health in dry cleaning shops and offers guidance for preventing or reducing these risks. A check list allows readers to verify their level of understanding of these hazards. The main hazards present in this field of activity include: explosions of pressure vessels as a result of faulty pressure systems; proliferation of bacteria (giving rise to legionnaire's disease) in cases of inappropriate or insufficient treatment of cooling towers; inhalation of solvent vapours, and particularly of perchloroethylene, spills of reactive chemicals on the skin and in the eyes; injuries caused by the lifting of loads and repetitive movements; miscarriage.
Descriptors (primary) dry cleaning; training material; risk factors; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; tetrachloroethylene; electricity; asbestos; legionellosis; pressure vessels; check lists; abortion; training manuals; ventilation; preventive maintenance; biological hazards; repetitive strain injury; organic solvents
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Laundries and dry cleaning
OSH training