Phenol health and safety guide.
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Phenol health and safety guide.

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


  • Phenol -- Toxicology.,
  • Environmental Exposure.,
  • Phenols -- standards.

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Edition Notes

SeriesHealth and safety guide -- no. 88.
ContributionsInternational Program on Chemical Safety., World Health Organization., United Nations Environment Programme., International Labour Organisation.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15394726M
ISBN 109241510889

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CONTENTS Explosion and fire hazards Explosion and fire hazards Prevention 0 0 0 0 0 4o4o3 Fire-extinguishing agents Storage. Drinking Water Health Advisory on Phenol. Office of Drinking Water, Washington, DC. 9.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and. 5 1 Introduction Although phenol is a hazardous material in terms of toxicity and corrosivity, it can be distributed and handled safely provided that appropriate precautions are observed. Safety The toxicity or carcinogenicity of each reagent used in this method has not been precisely defined; however, each chemical compound should be treated as a potential health.

If you work in an industry that uses phenol, please read chemical labels and the accompanying Safety Data Sheet for hazard information. Visit NIOSH’s page on Managing Chemical Safety in the Workplace to learn more about controlling chemical workplace exposures. The following resources provide information about occupational exposure to phenol. HSG The law on VDUs: An easy guide: Making sure your office complies with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (as amended in ) HSG Safe use and storage of . The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that employee exposure to phenol in the workplace be controlled by compliance with the following sections. The standard is designed to protect the health and to provide for the safety of employees for up to a. A. Using Phenol Safely • Ensure a copy of phenol Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is on hand and reviewed before handling the material. • Work with pure phenol in a chemical fume hood, especially when heating it. • Never heat or melt phenol in an incubator, microwave, drying oven, or similar appliance.

PHENOL vii QUICK REFERENCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS s—is a guide for health care professionals treating patients exposed to hazardous materials. Fact Sheets (ToxFAQs) The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research on occupational. Phenol exposure kits can be obtained through Environmental Health and Safety for labs that use phenol. These kits have a five year shelf life. It includes a bucket with neoprene gloves in medium and large sizes (small upon request), decontamination instructions, 1 Liter of poly ethylene glycol MW solution, paper towels, bags for.   Phenol: health effects, incident management and toxicology Information on phenol (also known as carbolic acid and hydroxybenzene), for responding to chemical incidents.   Phenol may have its share of uses and health benefits, but it can also be toxic or cause long-term health effects if you’re exposed to it in high amounts. Here a few tips to avoid exposure: Be.