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Document ID (ISN)76857
CIS number 01-724
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1826-9
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSG 205
Health and Safety Executive
Title Assessing and managing risks at work from skin exposure to chemical agents
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2001. iv, 28p. Illus. 44 ref. Price: GBP 8.00.
Abstract This booklet provides practical advice to employers on how to control skin exposure to chemical agents at the workplace. Main topics covered: legal requirements; skin action of chemical agents; health effects (irritant or allergic contact dermatitis; other skin diseases such as urticaria, loss of pigmentation, skin cancer; systemic effects); hazard identification: risk assessment (exposure pathways, skin exposure measurement, biological monitoring); risk management (exposure prevention or control, elimination or substitution of the harmful substance, engineering control, process modification, modification of working methods, personal protective equipment, skin care products); health surveillance; information and training. Appendix includes references to relevant legislation.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; harmful substances; skin diseases; training material; hazard evaluation; skin; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; skin creams; skin cancer; eczema; skin protection; training manuals; limitation of exposure; substitution; personal protective equipment; urticaria
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Risk evaluation
OSH training