The Solvents@Work campaign is part of our continuous effort to encourage responsible and safe handling of solvents.
It is a cornerstone of our product stewardship commitment.
Discover the many multi-lingual tools here that you can use in your workplace. An overview of all the tools is available HERE.

 

Safe handling of solvents

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

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.

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Reciprocal Calculation Procedure (RCP) part 2: how to calculate an OEL based on RCP method

In this video we will explain how to calculate an OEL based on the RCP. To learn more on what the RCP is and how this has evolved, watch our...
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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.

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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.

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Flammability guide

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.

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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.

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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.

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Solvents and static electricity

Identify potential sources of static electricity in the workplace and implement measures to avoid static discharge. Useful for all handlers of solvent-based materials.

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Safe use of gloves

Gloves are key to safely using solvents at work. Learn about best practice from experts you and your team can rely on.

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Solvents@work poster

Ensure everyone at your workplace knows the do’s and don’ts for safely using solvents.

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10 tips for the safe use of gloves

Get 10 safety tips for using gloves that are simple and easy for anyone to understand.

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