Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211170061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 559

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The GHS addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonised hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals be available in order to enhance the protection of human health and the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals. The GHS also provides a basis for harmonisation of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level, an important factor also for trade facilitation. This third revised edition contains various new and revised provisions concerning, inter alia, new provisions for the allocation of hazard statements and for the labelling of small packagings, two new sub-categories for respiratory and skin sensitization, and a new hazard class for substances and mixtures hazardous to the ozone layer.

Emergency Response Guidebook

Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510726209

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Author: Eugene Meyer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133146882

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 765

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Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Sixth Edition, covers basic chemistry for emergency responders, guiding students who are often non-science majors through the process of understanding the chemical properties that make materials hazardous. This text covers many essential hazardous materials topics, such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances (GHS); terrorist threats relative to biological, chemical, and radioactive agents; and the latest best practices for the handling and storage of hazardous materials. This new edition continues to emphasize the hazardous materials regulations established by the OSHA, the U.S. D.O.T., and the EPA. Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their EMS course. Resource Central, accessed through www.bradybooks.com, offers instructors online supplemental teaching material, such as test banks and customizable PowerPoint lectures to aid in the classroom. These instructor resources are also available through Pearson's Instructor Resource Center. Students have access to a variety online study aids tailored to their EMS course.

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Manual of Tests and Criteria

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211391091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 12

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This is an amendment to the 4th revised edition of the manual (2004, ISBN 9211390877) which sets out the UN schemes for the classification of certain types of dangerous goods and gives descriptions of the test methods and procedures for the classification of substances and articles for transport.

Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students

Author: Prof. Robert H. Hill, Jr.,David C. Finster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119243378

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Provides knowledge and models of good practice needed by students to work safely in the laboratory as they progress through four years of undergraduate laboratory work Aligns with the revised safety instruction requirements from the ACS Committee on Professional Training 2015 “Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs” Provides a systematic approach to incorporating safety and health into the chemistry curriculum Topics are divided into layers of progressively more advanced and appropriate safety issues so that some topics are covered 2-3 times, at increasing levels of depth Develops a strong safety ethic by continuous reinforcement of safety; to recognize, assess, and manage laboratory hazards; and to plan for response to laboratory emergencies Covers a thorough exposure to chemical health and safety so that students will have the proper education and training when they enter the workforce or graduate school

Hazardous Chemicals

Control and Regulation in the European Market

Author: Herbert F. Bender,Philipp Eisenbarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527609865

Category: Science

Page: 12

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This practice-oriented guide covers the handling and use of hazardous chemicals at the workplace, including labelling and storage, transportation, occupational safety and proper registration with the European authorities. Current European Union legislation and directives are cited throughout the text, making this a valuable reference for companies and institutions both inside and outside of the EU common market.

WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard and Guidelines to Classification 2009

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547960

Category: Medical

Page: 78

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The document lists common technical grade pesticides and recommended classifications together with a listing of active ingredients believed to be obsolete or discontinued for use as pesticides, pesticides subject to the prior informed consent procedure, limitations to trade because of the POPs convention, and gaseous or volatile fumigants not classified under these recommendations. It replaces the 2000-2002 edition of the Classification. For this latest revision the WHO Hazard Classes have been aligned with the Acute Toxicity Hazard Categories of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as the starting point for allocating pesticides to a Hazard Class and the GHS Acute Toxicity Hazard Category for each pesticide has been presented alongside the existing information. Part I describes the overarching principles for the classification of pesticides as recommended by the World Health Assembly. The guide-points originally proposed in 1975 are now being aligned with the corresponding Acute Toxicity Hazard Categories from the Globally Harmonized System of Classification. As has always been the case, the classification of some pesticides has been adjusted to take account of severe hazards to health other than acute toxicity. Part II provides guidelines to Classification. Individual products are classified in a series of tables, according to the oral or dermal toxicity of the technical product. The tables are subject to review periodically. The latest tables also present the GHS Acute Toxicity Hazard Category for each pesticide. To assist in the classification of formulations, an annex is provided giving numerical tables from which the classification may also be derived.

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (Ghs)

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789214160526

Category: Political Science

Page: 662

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The GHS addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals be available in order to enhance the protection of human health and the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals. The GHS also provides a basis for harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level, an important factor also for trade facilitation. This third revised edition contains various new and revised provisions concerning, inter alia, new provisions for the allocation of hazard statements and for the labelling of small packagings, two new sub-categories for respiratory and skin sensitization, the revision of the classification criteria for long-term hazards (chronic toxicity) to the aquatic environment, and a new hazard class for substances and mixtures hazardous to the ozone layer.”

Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing

Author: Krister Forsberg,Ann Van den Borre,Norman Henry, III,James P. Zeigler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118855914

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing provides the reader with the latest information on Selection, Care and Use of Chemical Protective garments and gloves. Topics in the widely-used reference guide include Selection and Use of Chemical Protective Clothing, Chemical Index, Selection Recommendations, Glossary, Standards for Chemical Protective Clothing, Manufactures of Chemical Protective Clothing and European requirements for chemical resistant gloves. The key feature of the book is the color-coded selection recommendations. The red, yellow or green indications are highly appreciated by the users. This sixth edition of the Quick Selection Guide to Chemical Protective Clothing has been updated, to include approximately 1,000 chemicals/chemical brands or mixture of chemicals more than twice the information provided in the original edition. The performance of 9 generic materials and 32 proprietary barriers are compared against the 21 standard test chemicals listed in ASTM F1001. The color-coded recommendations against the broader list of materials now contain 27 representative barrier materials. This best selling pocket guide is the an essential field source for HazMat teams, spill responder, safety professionals, chemists and chemical engineers, industrial hygienists, supervisors, purchase agents, salespeople and other users of chemical protective clothing.

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Mark A. Friend,James P. Kohn

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598887246

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 556

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The sixth edition of this popular handbook provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the occupational safety and health field and the issues safety professionals face today, and does so in an accessible and engaging manner.

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory:

Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version

Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309138647

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Essentials Of Environmental Toxicology

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203362799

Category: Science

Page: 176

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This introductory text addresses the principles and mechanisms of toxicology as applied to environmentally-encountered toxic agents. Each chapter concludes with review questions that may be used for student self-testing and topics covered include dose response, hazards and risk assessment, determination of toxicity, pesticides, metals, plastics, organic solvents, environmental carcinogens, teratogens and mutagens.

A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on the Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions: A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309310164

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Historically, regulations governing chemical use have often focused on widely used chemicals and acute human health effects of exposure to them, as well as their potential to cause cancer and other adverse health effects. As scientific knowledge has expanded there has been an increased awareness of the mechanisms through which chemicals may exert harmful effects on human health, as well as their effects on other species and ecosystems. Identification of high-priority chemicals and other chemicals of concern has prompted a growing number of state and local governments, as well as major companies, to take steps beyond existing hazardous chemical federal legislation. Interest in approaches and policies that ensure that any new substances substituted for chemicals of concern are assessed as carefully and thoroughly as possible has also burgeoned. The overarching goal of these approaches is to avoid regrettable substitutions, which occur when a toxic chemical is replaced by another chemical that later proved unsuitable because of persistence, bioaccumulation, toxicity, or other concerns. Chemical alternative assessments are tools designed to facilitate consideration of these factors to assist stakeholders in identifying chemicals that may have the greatest likelihood of harm to human and ecological health, and to provide guidance on how the industry may develop and adopt safer alternatives. A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives develops and demonstrates a decision framework for evaluating potentially safer substitute chemicals as primarily determined by human health and ecological risks. This new framework is informed by previous efforts by regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and others to develop alternative assessment frameworks that could be operationalized. In addition to hazard assessments, the framework incorporates steps for life-cycle thinking - which considers possible impacts of a chemical at all stages including production, use, and disposal - as well as steps for performance and economic assessments. The report also highlights how modern information sources such as computational modeling can supplement traditional toxicology data in the assessment process. This new framework allows the evaluation of the full range of benefits and shortcomings of substitutes, and examination of tradeoffs between these risks and factors such as product functionality, product efficacy, process safety, and resource use. Through case studies, this report demonstrates how different users in contrasting decision contexts with diverse priorities can apply the framework. This report will be an essential resource to the chemical industry, environmentalists, ecologists, and state and local governments.

Humanitarian Logistics and Sustainability

Author: Matthias Klumpp,Sander de Leeuw,Alberto Regattieri,Robert de Souza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319154559

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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This contributed volume combines conceptual and strategic research articles dealing with the "why" and "to what end" of sustainable operations in humanitarian logistics, as well as operational research contributions regarding the "how" from the United Nations as well as from researchers and organizations from different countries (Germany, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Jordan). The target audience primarily comprises research experts, decision makers and practitioners in the field, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society

Author: Robert Dingwall,Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781444330762

Category: Social Science

Page: 2696

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Offering more than 700 entries across 20 sub-disciplines, this encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and international reference work on all aspects of the social scientific study of health and illness. Represents the most authoritative resource covering concepts, theories, and substantive topics relating to the study of health in our globalized, 21st-century world Brings together an experienced author team from across America, Asia, and Europe, who represent a variety of health-related disciplines Accessibly structured A to Z entries also benefit from brief bibliographies and cross-references for enhanced clarity Offers a definitive representation of each topic, combining different areas of the social scientific study of health in a way that reflects and promotes the interdisciplinary development of health research Published simultaneously as a five-volume set and as an online reference work at www.healthandsocietyencyclopedia.com