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Chemical Hazards in the Working Environment

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Chemical Hazards in the Working Environment
  • Sweden
Provider: 
Swedish Work Environment Authority
Available in languages: 
English
Swedish
Description: 

The current publication covers the Swedish national provisions and general recommendations of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on Chemical Hazards in the working environment. The purpose of the publication is to stipulate how ill-health or accidents caused by chemical hazards in an activity shall be prevented. The publication covers many different chemicals, including solvents. Separate chapters are dedicated to the special requirements for allergenic chemical products; REACH Regulation as well as to special requirements for chemical products which are carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction and for certain activities. 

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Tasks covered: 
Not applicable
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects: 
Not applicable
Exposure route: 
Not applicable
Substance description
Substance description: 

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons present in coal soot, coal tar or coal pitch, dusts, fumes and sprays produced during the roasting, isopropyl alcohol, n-Hexane and Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)

CAS Number: 
68131-74-8
65996-92-1
8007-45-2
67-63-0
110-54-3
78-93-3
EC number: 
268-627-4
266-027-7
232-361-7
200-661-7
203-777-6
201-159-0
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers
Year of publication: 
2018