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Working with solvents.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-139, 1977 Jan; :1-2
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.
Information; Safety-attitude; Safety-measures; Accident-prevention; Protective-measures; Safety-rules; Organic-solvents; Toxic-substances; Industrial-chemicals
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-139
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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