The collection of ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards is now available in English and 13 other languages

Thanks to the Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (Working Conditions Authority) from Portugal, the collection of International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) is now also available in Portuguese. This addition makes the ICSCs collection freely accesible on the web in English and 13 other languages: Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

News | 03 May 2022
Since the 80s, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborate in the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs) project with the cooperation of the European Commission.

The project prepares and disseminates data sheets with essential safety and health information on chemicals in a clear and concise way. To date, over 1700 Cards are available in English and 13 other languages.

The primary aim of the Cards is to promote the safe use of chemicals in the workplace and the main target users are workers and those responsible for safety and health at work. ICSCs are prepared in English by a group of experts that meets regularly to review the Cards before making them public. This international peer-review process followed in the preparation of ICSCs ensures the authoritative nature of the Cards. Subsequently, national institutions participating in the project translate the Cards from English into their respective local languages.

The information provided in the Cards is in line with the ILO Chemicals Convention (No. 170) and Recommendation (No. 177), 1990.