Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Working with solvents.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jan; :1-2
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00070001
Abstract
Health problems involved in using industrial solvents, control of exposures, and management's and employees' responsibilities are briefly outlined in this pamphlet. Health problems include central nervous system disorders, dermatitis, lack of coordination or drowsiness leading to accidents, and damage to blood, lungs, liver, kidneys or gastrointestinal tract. Benzene, carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulfide and formaldehyde are considered. Control measures include substitution of less toxic solvents, local exhaust ventilation, safety practices, protective clothing, respirators, and good personal hygiene. Management responsibilities include establishing safety practices and training, good housekeeping and investigation of complaints or erratic behavior of employees. A list of rules for employees is given.
Keywords
Information; Safety-attitude; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Protective-measures; Safety-rules; Organic-solvents; Toxic-substances; Industrial-chemicals
CAS No.
71-43-2; 56-23-5; 75-15-0; 50-00-0
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-139
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
TOP