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Pictograms for agrochemical labels: An aid to the safe handling of pesticides
Pictograms devised by GIFAP, in cooperation with FAO, with the aim of communicating key safety information to people of diverse cultures and varied levels of literacy. The 12 pictograms are grouped in 4 main categories: storage (keep locked away and out of reach of children); activity (handling liquid concentrate, handling dry concentrate, application); advice for personal protection (gloves, eye protection, wash after use, boots, nose and mouth protection, respirator); warning (dangerous to animals, dangerous to fish). Advice is also given on how to use the pictograms.
Groupement International des Associations Nationales de Fabricants de Produits Agrochimiques (GIFAP), 79a ave. Albert Lancaster, Bruxelles, 1180 Belgium, 1988. p. Illus.
Commission Directive of 22 July 1988 adapting to technical progress for the 10th time Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances [CEC]
Directive de la Commission du 22 juil. 1988, portant 10e adaptation au progrès technique de la Directive 67/548/CEE du Conseil sur le rapprochement des dispositions législatives, relatives à la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [CCE] [in French]
The main changes apply to the list of dangerous substances. CAS amd EEC identification numbers, chemical formulae, chemical names (in 9 languages), warning symbols and R and S phrase numbers are given for 45 substances in 2 appendices.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 19 Sep. 1988, Vol.31, No. L 259, p.1-24. Illus.
Risk assessment of chemicals in the environment
Contents of this textbook: introduction and overview of present methodology; contribution of toxicology to risk assessment; accidental and intentional environmental pollution.
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V OBN, United Kingdom, 1988. 579p. Illus. Bibl.
American National Standard for Hazardous Industrial Chemicals - Precautionary labeling
This standard was approved in March 1988. Contents: scope; definitions; general requirements; selection of label text (immediate hazards, target organ system, hazards, carcinogenicity and teratogenicity, fire action, spill or leak action, instructions for container handling and storage, first aid statements, antidote statements, notes to physicians, other useful statements of hazard and precautionary measures); selection and illustrative use of label texts; graphic symbols guidance; criteria for identifying and classifying carcinogens, mutagens and teratogens.
Chemical Manufacturers Association, 2501 Main Street, N.W., Washington DC, 20037, USA, 1988. 64p. Illus.
Decree No.87-200 of 25.3.1987 modifying the provisions of the French Labour Code ... and concerning safety data sheets and DRT Circular No. 90/2 of 23.2.1990 [France]
Décret n°87-200 du 25.3.1987 modifiant les dispositions du code du travail (2e partie: Décrets en Conseil d'Etat) et relatif aux fiches de données de sécurité et circulaire DRT du 23.2.1990 [France] [in French]
Since 1 April 1988, Decree No.87-200 of 25 March 1987, incorporated into the French Labour Code as article R.231-46-1, has required suppliers and manufacturers to provide company managers with safety data sheets on the chemicals they supply. This circular takes a look at the results obtained in the two years since the decree came into force and answers the following questions: end-users of data sheets (employers, but also occupational physicians and health and safety committees); definition and colour of data sheets; type of products covered, transmission modes; verification by the labour inspectorate; European prospects.
Journal officiel de la République française, 27 Mar. 1987, 119th year, No.73, p.3451. + 23 Feb. 1990, No.90/2, p.647-650.
Labelling of chemical products [Sweden]
This document provides details of Swedish regulations and general advice on the classification and labelling of chemical products hazardous to health, flammables and explosives. Contents: regulations for classification and labelling in connection with the transfer to chemical products hazardous to health; general advice on the application of these regulations; ordinances on the marking of flammables and explosives; overview of risk assessment and classification of chemical products hazardous to health; model methods for classification of preparations with regard to health hazard; classification of flammables and explosives; texts for risk information and safety advice; composing the labelling; list of substances with recommendations concerning risk category and texts for risk information.
National Chemicals Inspectorate, P.O. Box 1384, 171 27 Solna, Sweden, 1987. 224p. Illus.
Betz B., Roos P.
An internal information system for handling hazardous working materials
Ein innerbetriebliches Informationssystem zum Umgang mit Gefahrstoffen [in German]
Such an information system already used in a ceramics manufacturing company taking into account the new Regulation (FRG) on hazardous chemicals. Work with glazes containing heavy metals is an important hazard. The information system consists of: warning notices, written safety directives, special information courses for the workers and staff information during medical surveillance. This information system is demonstrated by means of examples.
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie, 1987, Vol.37, No.11, p.347-350. Illus.
Al-ma (had ul-(arabiyy li ṣ-ṣiḥḥa wa-s-salâmat il-mihniyya
Safety and health posters
Set of 8 posters to encourage maintenance of electrical equipment, use of hearing protectors, reading of instructions before using or storing chemical products, use of warning signs and flagmen during work on roads and proper lifting and carrying techniques, and to discourage smoking (control passive smoking), careless work and carelessness with fire.
Arab Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, P.O. Box 5770, Damascus, Syria, no date. 8 posters.
Failures of glass reinforced plastic tanks
In order to bring attention to potential dangers of using glass reinforced plastic storage tanks, 7 incidents of tank failure are described. The causes and conclusions are given. The importance of correct design and installation, recognition of the effects of chemical attack and of regular and adequate examination are illustrated.
Loss Prevention Bulletin, Aug. 1987, No.076, p.31-42.
Prescriptions of the Chemicals Inspectorate for the classification and labelling of chemical substances during their transfer from one place to another [Sweden]
Kemikalieinspektionens föreskrifter om klassificering och om märkning vid överlåtelse av hälsofarliga kemiska produkter [in Swedish]
These prescriptions cover classification and labelling (hazard class, category, symbol, text on label). Some of the danger signs are shown by illustrations.
In: Kemiska produkter - Lag och förordningar, Arbetarskyddsnämnden, Box 3208, 103 64 Stockholm, Sweden, 3rd ed., 1989, p.94-98. Illus.
The identification and control of health hazards for hospital workers
This report is in loose-leaf form to facilitate periodic revision. The reasons for an occupational health service are described and recommendations for its functions are made. Sections cover: health programme elements, health service personnel and location; health hazards for each hospital department; health hazards by topic (chemicals, infectious diseases, radiation, cuts, stress, visual display terminals, waste management).
Occupational Health and Safety Division, Alberta Workers' Health, Safety and Compensation, 10709 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N3, Canada, Feb. 1986. 123p. Illus. Bibl.
Labelling of dangerous chemicals for industrial use - Alphabetical list of industrial chemicals requiring labelling
Etiquetage des produits chimiques dangereux à usage industriel - Liste alphabétique des produits chimiques à usage industriel soumis à étiquetage [in French]
The purpose of this information note is to indicate to those selling and using dangerous chemical products the kind of label they should attach to the containers of these products, whether they are single substances or preparations. Applicable French legislation is cited. An alphabetical list of industrially used chemical products requiring labels is attached.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 3rd quarter 1986, supplement to No.124, Note No.1599-124-86, p.17-24. Illus. and Note No.1600-124-86, p.25-76.
The hazards of colour blindness
This article surveys the safety hazards encurred by workers who are partially or completely colour blind. The main hazards are inability to distinguish safety colour codes and differently coloured electrical wiring. Exposure to some chemical substances used in industry can also affect colour vision. These substances are listed, together with the colour vision change produced. Ways of testing for colour vision defects are discussed.
Safety Practitioner, Feb. 1986, Vol.4, No.2, p.32-35. Illus. 1 ref.
Organophosphorus insecticides: A general introduction
This document provides general information on the environmental and health impact of 74 insecticides of the same chemical family. Aspects covered: properties and analytical methods; sources of human and environmental exposure, transport and distribution; exposure levels; metabolism and mode of action; effects on organisms in the environment, on animals and on man, three appended tables provide name and structure, hazard classification and LD50 data for each compound.
World Health Organization, Office of Publications, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1986. 181p. Illus. 299 ref. Price: SF.16.00.
Seventh Commission Directive of June 1986 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
7e Directive du 24 juin 1986, portant adaptation au progrès technique de la directive 67/548/CEE du Conseil sur le rapprochement des dispositions législatives et réglementaires relatives à la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [in French]
This directive modifies some provisions of the classification and labelling of certain dangerous substances; it clarifies the name of some of them, corrects certain CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) numbers, adds items to the list, and changes certain formulations in German and Danish.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 1st Sep. 1986, Vol.29, No. L 247, p.1-41. Illus.
Commercial printing - Safety and health guide for supervisors, joint health and safety committees, employees
Aspects covered: legal requirements; hazard analysis; chemical, electrical and mechanical safety; press operations; materials handling; information sources.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, 1986. 55p.
Paper box industry - Safety and health guide for supervisors, joint health and safety committees, employees
Aspects covered: legal requirements in Ontario; hazard analysis; chemical and mechanical safety; static electricity; press operations; materials handling; information sources.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, 1986. 54p.
Avoiding catastrophic loss: Technical safety audit and process safety review
Description of 2 procedures, the Technical Safety Audit (TSA) and the Process Safety Review (PSR) that can be employed to prevent disasters in the petrochemical and chemical industries. The TSA is a careful and detailed hazard evaluation of plant facilities, operations, materials used and stored. A PSR is defined as means to identify potential hazards and to ensure that control measures are specified.
Professional Safety, Feb. 1986, Vol.31, No.2, p.21-26. Illus. 11 ref.
Royal Decree of 23 Oct. 1985. Chemical products. Regulation on the notification of new substances and on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances [Spain]
Real Decreto 23 oct. 1985, nº2216/85 (Presidencia). Productos químicos. Reglamento sobre declaración de sustancias nuevas y clasificación, envasado y etiquetado de sustancias peligrosas [España] [in Spanish]
The sections in this regulation referring to packaging and labelling came into effect on 1 Mar. 1986. The sections on the notification of new substances were to come into effect with the publication of the Official Inventory of Chemical Substances. Contents: scope (excludes: pharmaceutical and mind-altering drugs, radioactive substances, foodstuffs and food additives, transportation of dangerous products, toxic and dangerous residues; sections on the notification of new substances exclude pesticides; sections on packaging exclude munitions, explosives and compressed and liquefied gases and gases dissolved under pressure); definitions; classification; notification of new substances to the authorities; packaging and labelling of dangerous substances; administrative matters; inspection; sanctions. In annex: list of dangerous chemical substances (approx. 800 listed; for each: CAS number, EEC number, name, danger sign, R and S phrase numbers); pictograms and danger indications; explanations of R and S phrases; general criteria for the classification and labelling of dangerous substances; required and complimentary contents of information notes.
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 26-27 Nov. 1985, No.284, p.5743-5795. Illus.
Ontario Ministry of Labour, Occupational Health and Safety Division
Designated substances in the workplace: A general guide to the regulations
The guide was prepared to help employers, workers, members of joint health and safety committees, supervisors, and occupational health personnel meet the requirements of the designated substances regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (1980). The designated substances apply to biological, chemical, or physical agents in the workplace. Guide topics include: exposure limit determination; control programmes; assessment of extent of exposure; personal protective equipment; air monitoring and exposure records; medical surveillance programmes. List of useful addresses in Ontario.
Ontario Goverment Bookstore, Publications Services Section, 5th floor, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8, Canada, 1985. 79p. Illus. 23 ref.
Bernaola Alonso M.
Problems related to the processing of laboratory wastes
La problematica de los laboratorios en el tratamiento de residuos [in Spanish]
Aspects covered: conditions of work in research laboratories and identification of hazards; problems that are specific to chemicals; disposal of chemical residues and wastes (solids, liquids, extremely hazardous substances); gas cylinder leaks.
Salud y trabajo, Nov.-Dec. 1985, No.52, p.60-68. Illus. Bibl.
Toxicological index - Guide for using the information supplied on a specific product
Répertoire toxicologique - Guide d'utilisation de la fiche de renseignements [in French]
This illustrated guide is designed to facilitate the understanding and use of the information and data provided in chemical hazard data sheets.
Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec, Service du répertoire toxicologique, 1199, rue de Bleury, Box 1056, Station A, Montréal, Qué., Canada H3C 4E1, 4th Quarter 1985. 49p. Illus.
Act of 18 May 1984 concerning the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances [Luxembourg]
Loi du 18 mai 1984 concernant la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [Luxembourg] [in French]
This Act was adopted in conformity with EC Directive 67/548/EEC (see CIS 92-23). Contents: scope; requests for authorisations to use; determination of physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxic properties of chemical substances; evaluation of environmental hazards; criteria for classification and labelling; conditions that must be satisfied before a product can be marketed; notification; transmission of information to the European Commission; confidentiality of information; conditions relating to packaging and labelling. The Act adopted the corresponding EEC substance lists, danger symbols, and R- and S-phrases as found in Directive 76/907/EEC (CIS 77-734). Subsequent modifications of the EEC Directive were incorporated into Luxembourg legislation by Grand-Ducal Regulations of 30.12.85, 25.3.87, 18.5.87, 1.4.88, and 5.3.90.
Mémorial - Journal officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 6 June 1984, A - No.50, p.750-760.
Directive of 25 April 1984, adapting to technical progress for the 6th time Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
Directive du 25 avril 1984 portant 6ème adaptation au progrès technique de la directive 67/548/CEE du Conseil sur le rapprochement des dispositions législatives et réglementaires relatives à la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [in French]
Latest amendments to Annex V, Article 3(1) of Directive 79/831/EEC which specifies the methods for the determination of physico-chemical properties, the methods for determination of toxicity (including mutagenicity) and ecotoxicity of dangerous substances.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 19 Sept. 1984, No.L 251, p.1-223. Illus. Price: £9.10; £Irl.11.20.
Angus symbol seeker - Pocket manual
This pocket manual enables firemen to identify various kinds of hazard signs commonly encountered: signs for explosives; the Emergency Action Code for hazardous chemicals (including hazard diamonds and the protective clothing code); British Rail marking systems; codes used by crop spraying aircraft; biohazard signs; the gas cylinder identification chart; signs for lasers; the Kemler (ADR) code for the marking of vehicles; marking of weapons; the USA code diamond; radiation signs; the black and white scheme for low hazard chemicals; the Scandinavian code diamond; marking of pipelines. The UN hazard classification is outlined.
Angus Fire Armour Ltd, Unit 12, Southgate, White Lund Trading Estate, Morecambe LA3 3PB, United Kingdom, 1st ed., 1983. 32p. Illus. Price: £2.00-£3.00 (depending on quantity bought).
Chemical information at the worksite
Guidelines for the preparation and use of chemical safety data sheets according to the Alberta OSH Act (1980). An example of data sheet form is provided, and the required safety information that should figure in each section of the sheet is defined.
Alberta Workers' Health, Safety and Compensation, 10709 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N3, Canada, 1983. 12p.
Chemical trade names: a selective bibliography and research aid
Produits chimiques portant un nom de marque: Bibliographie sélective et guide de recherche [in French]
This selective bibliography provides a list of publications containing information on commercial and industrial trade name products. A list of chemical names corresponding to trade names is also given.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main St. East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 1982. 161p. Price: Can.$8.50.
Scheme for the identification of piping systems
To promote greater safety and reduce chances of error, confusion or inaction, especially in times of emergency, this standard (approved as an American National Standard 16 Nov. 1981) specifies the identification of the contents of piping systems by legends and colour schemes. Types of hazards identified are: flammable or explosive substances, chemically active or toxic substances (e.g. corrosive or productive of poisonous gases), substances at temperatures or pressures, radioactive substances, materials of inherently low hazard, fire-quenching materials. Colour schemes according to ANSI Standard Z.53.1; size of legend lettering.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 345 East 47th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, USA, 28 Feb. 1982. 4p. Illus. Price: US-$4.50.
Ordinance on the hazard characteristics of substances and preparations in the Chemicals Act
Verordnung über die Gefährlichkeitsmerkmale von Stoffen und Zubereitungen nach dem Chemikaliengesetz (ChemG Gefährlichkeitsmerkmale-V) [in German]
This Ordinance of 18 Dec. 1981 defines the terminology for describing the hazards of chemical substances and preparations: very toxic, toxic, slightly toxic, corrosive, irritant, explosive, combustible, flammable, carcinogenic, embryotoxic, mutagenic. The definitions also indicate concentrations or exposure levels and the relevant test conditions.
Bundesarbeitsblatt, Mar. 1982, N°3, p.93-94
A word of warning
This book reports on an examination of the warnings and information provided by 200 different chemical manufacturers in 1978 and 1979 about the potential occupational hazards associated with the use of their products and concludes that while some contained detailed expert advice, others were incomplete or inaccurate and a number of toxic chemicals were supplied with no mention of the hazard. Contents: an introduction to the disclosure information requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act; suppliers' information; short-term hazards; long-terms hazards; threshold limit values; hazard assessments; the problem of trade secrets; poor information: the causes; recommendations; a basic data sheet.
Social Audit Limited, 9 Poland Street, London W1V 3DG, United Kingdom, Sep. 1981. 167p. 102 ref. Price: £7.95.
Thun M., Kimbrough R.D.
Fatal chemical pneumonia from 1,1,2,3,3-pentafluoro-3-chloropropene in an unmarked gas tank
An employee in a small fire-fighting and safety equipment company, with duties involving the emptying, cleaning and refilling of carbon dioxide fire-extinguishers, is believed to have been exposed to 3-chloro-1,1,2,3,3-pentafluropropene while cleaning an unmarked, salvaged gas cylinder. The development and progress of fatal pneumonia resulting from this exposure is described. Salvaged cylinders pose potential hazards to scuba divers, emergency rescue personnel and workers in the compressed gas industry.
Clinical Toxicology, 1981, Vol.18, No.4, p.481-487. Illus. 5 ref.
Chemical hazard identification guide
This guide is designed to assist in identifying the nature and scope of chemical hazards to which workers may be exposed so that new legal requirements relating to these hazards can be met. Sections cover: introduction (scope, toxic substances, the law and chemicals); policy and organisation; the investigation; workplace survey; controls; communication (labelling, information sheets, warning signs); glossary; reading list; sample forms.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 23rd floor, 2 Bloor St. East, Toronto, ONT M4W 3C2, Canada, 1980. 90p. Illus. 20 ref.
National Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen)
System of identification and marking for substances harmful to health
Identifikations- och märkningssystemet för hälsofarliga ämnen (TVATM) [in Swedish]
Contents of this data sheet for manufacturers, importers and users of hazardous substances (toxic and corrosive chemicals, allergens, irritants, carcinogens, explosives, flammable and radioactive substances): reference to Finnish regulations; scope of identification system (sturdiness of packaging; marking and labelling; information for purchasers; instructions for use; safety instructions); manufacturers', importers' and employers' obligations; definitions; list of harmful substances cited in regulations; marking of packaging (hazard symbols, text); example of a warning notice for containers; example of a data sheet on a given substance; other identification systems.
Työsuojeluhallitus, PL 536, 33101 Tampere 10, Finland, 1980. 7p. Gratis.
Chemical hazards identification guide
This handbook is designed to help companies identify the nature and scope of chemical hazards to which workers may be exposed and to institute proper controls. Sections cover: introduction to the problems of toxic substances and the law; policy and organisation (definitions, responsibilities, training); preliminary survey to assess potential problems; workplace survey (job hazard analysis, table of air contaminants from specific industrial processes); contol measures (elimination, engineering controls, work practices, administrative controls, education and training, long-term controls); communication (labelling, information sheets, warning signs); glossary; reading list.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Ontario, Canada, 1980. 88p. Illus. 20 ref.
Netherlands Ministry of Social Affairs (Ministerie van sociale zaken).
Sale of Hazardous Preparations Order - Sale of Hazardous Substances Order
Afleveringsbesluit Gevaarlijke Preparaten (A.G.P.) - Afleveringsbesluit Gevaarlijke Stoffen (A.G.S.) [in Dutch]
The Sale of Hazardous Preparations Order covers paints and varnishes, printing inks, adhesives, putties, paint removers and degreasing agents, classified as toxic, harmful, corrosive, irritant, oxidising and flammable. Preparations of this kind offered for sale must be in packages or containers clearly marked with information on the hazards involved, and warning symbols. The Sale of Hazardous Substances Order applies to chemical compounds, which must bear similar markings. A 21-p. annex contains an alphabetical list of substances with the corresponding symbols, hazard warnings and safe handling rules to be indicated on containers, and the number of each substance in the CEC list of hazardous substances (CIS 79-1069).
Nederlandse Staatscourant, 31 Mar. 1980, No.64 (supplement). 27p.
Ketchen E., Porter W.
The toxic materials control program at ORNL revisited.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) stocks over 1400 chemicals, most of which have toxic properties. A system using cards has been developed to inform users of hazards of each material and to facilitate workplace surveillance during its use. Hazard data and spill notification message are printed on the card, which has a label which is detached and fixed to the container. The label classifies the material according to toxicity, flammability, reactivity, and special properties.
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Apr. 1980, Vol.41, No.4, p.277-282. Illus. 4 ref.
Identification and labelling of substances hazardous to health [Finland]
TVATM - Identifikations och märkningssystem för hälsofarliga ämnen [in Swedish]
This publication includes: Directive No.286/78 on the identification and labelling of hazardous substances; a list of 1,180 chemical substance names and synonyms, together with their EEC identification numbers, warning symbols and hazard and safety markings; Finnish- and Swedish-language risk and safety phrases corresponding to these markings; a form to be used for the creation of chemical hazard data sheets, with directions for filling them out; Finnish standard SFS 4150:S on the labelling and packaging of harmful substances.
National Board of Labour Protection, Box 536, 33101 Tampere, Finland, 1979. 64p. Illus. 22 ref.
Wall chart for handling of dangerous substances
Instructiekaart voor het behandelen van gevaarlijke stoffen [in Dutch]
The upper part of the chart illustrates the danger symbols to be affixed to packages and containers containing explosive, flammable, toxic, harmful, corrosive, radioactive and other substances. The lower part gives printed instructions: general precautions; personal hygiene, housekeeping and personal protective equipment; action in case of spillages or burst or damaged containers; action in case of fire, poisoning and chemical burns. Useful addresses in the Netherlands.
P no 113, General Directorate of Labour, Labour Inspectorate (Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid, Arbeidsinspectie), Postbus 69, Voorburg, Netherlands, 1979. Illus. 42x60cm.
System for identifying and marking harmful substances
TVATM - Identifikations- och märkningssystem för hälsofarliga ämnen [in Swedish]
This booklet reproduces the text of Finnish regulations concerning the identification of substances capable of causing health damage, followed by a list of 1,180 chemicals. The EEC classification number, danger symbol and specific risk phrases or safety phrases are given for each substance. These symbols and phrases, which must be indicated on containers, are reproduced and/or illustrated. Appended: declaration form for new dangerous or harmful products and instructions for completing form. Duplicate of CIS 88-717.
Säkerhetsföreskrifter och -anvisningar 1, National Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Tammerfors, Finland, 1979. 64p. 22 ref.
Dangerous chemical substances and proposals concerning their labelling.
Substances chimiques dangereuses et propositions concernant leur étiquetage. [in French]
This volume, prepared by the Sub-Committee on Industrial Safety and Health of the Social Committee, lists some 750 hazardous chemical substances or groups of substances, allocating symbols and risk (R) and safety (S) phrases for safe handling. Preface: alphabetical list of chemical symbols. Chapter I: nature of the special risks attaching to dangerous substances (explosive, oxidising, flammable, toxic and harmful, corrosive and irritant) (R phrases). Chapter II: safety advice concerning dangerous substances (S phrases and combination of S phrases). Chapter III: alphabetical list of dangerous substances. Chapter IV: list of dangerous substances, not including radioactive substances, classified by atomic number of the element which appears to be the most characteristic of their properties, with their labels. In this new edition, in addition to the insertion of new substances, the risk and safety phrases have been completely redrafted and renumbered, and certain phrases have been combined into a single sentence, the overall result of which has been to reduce the total number of phrases to less than 6, for all the substances, with very few exceptions.
Social Committee (Partial Agreement), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 4th edition, 1978. 955p.
A system for identifying and marking harmful substances
Identifikations- och märkningssystem för hälsofarliga ämnen [in Swedish]
Texts of pertinent legislation (Act of 17 Sep. 1976 to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Order in Council of 20 Apr. 1978 concerning a system for the identification and marking of harmful substances, etc.) are followed by an alphabetical list of 1,180 chemicals with their synonyms, EEC identification number, hazard warning symbol (toxic, corrosive, irritant, flammable, etc.) and warning markings for packagings. Appendices: list of wording for warnings and for safety precautions; list of allergens and carcinogens; text of the Order of 4 May 1978 concerning data sheets on harmful substances, model data sheet and instructions for filling it in; Standard SFS 4150:S concerning the marking of packaging containing harmful substances. Duplicate of CIS 88-717.
Säkerhetsföreskrifter 39, National Board of Occupational Safety and Health (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen), Tammerfors, Finland, 1979. 64p. Illus. 22 ref.
Safety data sheet
Fiche de données de sécurité. [in French]
The Federation of French Chemical Industries (Union des industries chimiques - UIC) has developed a standard data sheet in an effort to ensure that chemical substances and products are used in conditions of optimum safety. The data sheet must be attached to all offers of supply of a new product, and of all products to a new customer, whether for industrial or handicraft purposes. The data sheet is reproduced with commentaries, and contains the main sections: identification, composition, physical properties, storage and handling, flammability and explosion hazard, toxicological data, first aid measures, particular precautions for disposal, special details. An additional data sheet lists the chief laws and regulations governing the substance at hand.
Revue de médecine du travail, 1978, Vol.6, No.3, p.146-155.
Carcinogens should not be protected under a 'trade secrets' umbrella.
This article refers to the results of the National Occupational Hazards Survey carried out in 4,600 workplaces in the USA by 20 chemical engineers over a period of 2 years. This survey showed that 70% of recorded exposures were to industrial chemical products with a trade name, and that in 90% of these cases neither the workers who used it nor the employers who obtained it knew the exact chemical nature of the product. This article emphasises the real danger that chemical products used in industry in the USA sometimes contain carcinogens, but that this fact is not mentioned on the label on account of U.S. law concerning trade secrets and confidentiality. Workers are particularly unaware of the hazard on account of the insidious nature of carcinogens and long latency periods, as opposed to other industrial toxics, of which workers rapidly become aware even if the substance is not adequately labelled. The article calls for prompt action from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (e.g. an adequate labelling standard) and other reforms.
Occupational Health and Safety, May-June 1978, Vol.47, No.3, p.24-28. 2 ref.
Design of wordless industrial safety notices
Proektirovanie grafičeskoj informacii po tehnike bezopasnosti [in Russian]
Description of a system of square modules conveying warnings, to be used in various combinations of symbols or images without text as warning notices. Each module represents a hazard, an interdiction or a message indicating emergency measures to be taken. A combination of modules (usually 4) forms a "sentence" which can be read from left to right. Many possible combinations of the modules can be read off from synoptic tables illustrating the article; 16 examples of 4-module warning notices for the petrochemical industry are also illustrated.
Bezopasnost' truda v promyšlennosti, Apr. 1978, No.4, p.36-41. Ilus.
Labelling chemicals - A guide to the regulations for the labelling and marking of containers and vehicles.
This guide discusses labelling requirements in the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community (EEC); the UN recommendations and classification and labelling systems are included. The chapters cover: definition and classification of hazardous substances; road transport emergency cards; British and international regulations for road, rail, sea and air transport; hazard information systems for tank vehicles; EEC directives; the Poisons Act and the Poisons Rules; and the Health and Safety at Work Act. Specimens of the cards, labels and illustrations are shown in appendices.
Chemical Industries Association Ltd., Alembic House, 93 Albert Embankment, London, United Kingdom, 1977. 134p. Illus.
Critical appraisal of the Draft Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations, published by the Health and Safety Commission (United Kingdom), based on an EEC directive, regulating some 800 chemicals in the first instance. It is pointed out that the draft regulations call for a warning sign in a yellow square, not a diamond, a United Nations standard symbol, with the result that there are different sets of symbols for the workplace, containers, and road tankers. Other criticisms are the omission of the U.N. number, and lack of conformity with ISO recommendations. Substances such as lead, trichloroethylene and known carcinogens are rated as harmful rather than toxic. Examples are given showing that the catalogue of risk and safety phrases is not always sufficient to cover all possible situations encountered. Particular points missed by the regulations for organophosphorus compounds, aromatic amines, dimethyldichlorosilane, phenol, aniline, nitrobenzene, hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid are listed.
New Scientist, 19 Aug. 1976, Vol.71, No.1014, p.386-388. Illus.
Standard for the precautionary labelling of hazardous industrial chemicals.
This standard, sponsored by the Manufacturing Chemists Association, applies to the precautionary labelling of hazardous chemicals used in industry; it does not apply to compressed gases. Contents: glossary; general requirements; wording of label (general; action in case of fire, leakage, spills; instructions for container handling and storage; antidote information; notes to physicians, etc.). A translation into Portuguese may be obtained from: Fundacentro, Alemada Barão de Limeira, 539, C.P. 30.291 (CEP 01000), São Paulo SP, Brazil. A selection of different texts for labels is presented in tabular form. Illustrations of 40 different labels for chemicals with single and multiple hazards are appended (toxicity by absorption, ingestion, inhalation; irritants; sensitisers; corrosive, combustible, flammable, pyroforic substances; oxidisers; etc.). A translation into Portuguese may be obtained from: Fundacentro, Alemada Barão de Limeira, 539, C.P. 30.291 (CEP 01000), São Paulo SP, Brazil.
ANSI Z192.1-1976, American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018, USA, 15 Jan. 1976. 35p. Price: US-$6.00.
Labelling of hazardous chemicals used in industry
Etiquetage des produits chimiques dangereux à usage industriel. [in French]
This data sheet, prepared by the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS), recalls the rules concerning the labelling of hazardous chemicals used in industry (excluding pesticides) and informs manufacturers, sales services and users as to the type of label they should employ for each chemical. Relevant provisions of regulations are reproduced or referred to. Relevant provisions of the French Labour Code and the French Public Health Code concerning the labelling of pure substances, mixtures of solvents and other preparations. Rules concerning labelling for transport. Alphabetical index of chemical substances used in industry for which labelling is mandatory. Reproductions of labels in colour.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, 2nd quarter 1976, No.83, Note No. 1008-83-76, p.241-277. Illus.
Whitbread E.G., Meadowcroft A.E., Steel J.G., Lunn H.P., Pike H., Rees W., Davies D.L., Roberts R.K., Malcolm J.G., Peeler J., Lewis G.J., Swinbank C., Jenkin-Jones C.O.
Distribution Conference: Proceedings.
This conference on packaging and shipping of dangerous goods was held at Harrogate, U.K. on 12-13 Feb. 1975. The papers read were: Regulation of the conveyance of dangerous goods; Hazard classification - the UN system; Package performance tests - the concept and the reality; The movement of chemicals in freight containers; Movement of chemicals by air; Labelling for transport; Labelling for user protection; International transport of dangerous goods in portable tanks; Intermediate bulk containers; Implementation of Chemical Industries Association's recommended safety procedures; European surface transport; Role of returnable packages in the distribution operations of the chemical industry; Packaged goods lost at sea; Presentation of 'CHEMSAFE' (chemical industry scheme for assistance in freight emergencies). The open forum discussion; references to directives and regulations; and Chemical Industries Association publications on related topics are included.
Chemical Industries Association, Ltd., 93 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TU, United Kingdom, 1975. 77p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: £3.00.
Colours - Marking of pipes in chemical factories
Couleurs - Repérage des tuyauteries des usines chimiques. [in French]
This standard proposes a system of marking suitable for chemical factories, based on general standard NF X 08-100 "Colour conventions for identifying pipes". It does not apply to certain chemical sectors for which special standards exist (compressed gases for example). It lays particular stress on safety in chemical installations with a view to facilitating maintenance work, for which foreign or outside workers are employed, and prompt action by fire services in case of fire. Marking is used to identify fluids and, where desirable, to indicate their condition and direction of flow, as well as the hazards they may present. A table shows the basic colour used for each group of fluids, and the colorimetric reference to standard NF X 08-002 "Secondary standard colours".
Norme française enregistrée NF X 08-105, French Standards Association (Association française de normalisation), Tour Europe, 92080 Paris-la-Défense Cedex 7, France, Dec. 1973. 4p. Illus.
Council Directive 67/548/EEC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances [CEC]
Richtlinie des Rates vom 27. Juni 1967 zur Angleichung der Rechts- und Verwaltungsvorschriften für die Einstufung, Verpackung und Kennzeichnung gefährlicher Stoffe [in German]
Directive 67/548/CEE du Conseil, du 27 juin 1967, concernant le rapprochement des dispositions législatives, réglementaires et administratives relatives à la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [CCE] [in French]
This is the original version of the EEC Directive on harmonization of laws and regulations for the classification, packaging and labelling of chemical substances in the member States of the European Community. There are 4 major annexes, with all information in the 1967 version in the 4 official languages of the EEC at the time (French, German, Dutch and Italian): I - ca. 440 chemical substances, classified by their most characteristic elements, and listed with their chemical formulae, names, danger codes, and R- and S-phrase codes; II - Symbols and indications of danger; III - Nature of special risks attributed to dangerous substances (R-phrases); IV - Safety advice concerning dangerous chemical substances (S-phrases).
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 16 Aug. 1967, Vol.10, No.196, p.1-98. Illus. English version in: Legislation on dangerous substances: Classification and labelling in the European Communities, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1987 (ISBN: I - 92-825-7279-X, II - 92-825-7292-7, price for set: BEF 3350, GBP 59.00), (for the Directive): Vol.I, p.3-12; (for Annexes I-IV, Consolidated to 1987): Vol.II, p.1-623.
http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=31967L0548&model=guichett [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=es&numdoc=31967L0548&model=guichett [in Spanish]
http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=fr&numdoc=31967L0548&model=guichett [in French]
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