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Solvents@Work

Safe handling of solvents

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ESIG in collaboration with the UK Solvents Industry Association (SIA) have updated their Safe Handling of Solvents safety film (in English), replacing the one first released in 2006. This video enables users to identify health, safety and environmental hazards and to implement best practice to ensure safe handling.

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Measuring solvent vapour concentrations in the work environment

By | Best Practice Guidelines, Best Practice Guidelines, News, Publications, Solvents@Work

Measuring exposure to solvent vapours is key to understand whether the controls you have in place are sufficient to protect workers’ health. Learn about the available techniques and how to design effective measurement programmes for your workplace.

Solvents and air quality

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Discover how ESIG has engaged since its formation in 1996 in furthering the scientific and technical understanding on solvents and air quality contributing to reduce solvents’ VOC emissions.

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RCP for setting occupational exposure limits for hydrocarbon solvents

By | Publications, Scientific papers, Solvents@Work

This paper from July 2017 provides an update on the application of the reciprocal calculation procedure (RCP) method to calculate occupational exposure levels for hydrocarbon solvents taking into account recent toxicological information and changes in regulatory requirements.

Managing the health risks of solvent exposure

By | Best Practice Guidelines, Best Practice Guidelines, Publications, Solvents@Work

Learn how best to manage health risks from exposure to solvents via inhalation of vapours and contact with the skin and eyes. This guide also helps to explain the European regulations around health risk management.  This resource is especially useful for SMEs.