Reciprocal Calculation Procedure (RCP) part 1: what hydrocarbon solvents and RCP are
To protect workers’ health, ESIG has just published two videos explaining how to calculate occupational exposure limits of hydrocarbon solvents thanks to the Reciprocal Calculation Procedure.
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Safe loading and transportation of bulk solvents by road
Designed to support hauliers, drivers and site operators, this short film encourages best practices in the transport of solvents and bulk transfer between vehicles and storage vessels.
RCP for setting occupational exposure limits for hydrocarbon solvents
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
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.
Static electricity is one of the main hazards associated with flammable solvents. Learn about the potential sources of static electricity and how to safely handle solvents in the workplace.
Solvents and the safe use of gloves
Learn how to select the appropriate gloves for a particular solvent, and how to use gloves for maximum protection.
Solvents and IBCs
Using Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to handle solvent products presents unique hazards. This short video contains valuable guidance on IBC selection, and best practice for storage and handling as well as information about relevant legislation.
Safe handling of solvents
Solvents can present hazards to health, safety and the environment if not handled correctly. This video enables users to identify these hazards and to implement best practice to ensure safe handling.