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Jan 15, 2017
Solvents and the Workplace

Solvents in the Workplace Presentation provided by the International Labour Organization on July 2014.

Source: ILO

Jan 15, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Solvents

Solvents share many chemical, physical, and biological properties that warrant national attention be directed to them as a group. In addition, many solvent groups or individual substances have special properties requiring more specialized control measures. Access information on hazards, standards, exposure concerns and recommended protective measures.

Source: OSHA

Oct 01, 2013
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Flammable Liquids

The general industry standard, 1910.106, Flammable Liquids, is complex and covers many work environments and situations. This fact sheet covers only the basic storage, transfer, and transport requirements.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 01, 2012
Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers

More than 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals via the skin, including many solvents.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2006
Cleaner Solutions Database

This database provides information on solutions for solvent substitution as developed by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Source: TURI

Dec 01, 2002
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Organic Solvents

Solvents are substances that are capable of dissolving or dispersing one or more other substances. Organic solvents are carbon-based solvents (i.e., they contain carbon in their molecular structure).

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2002
Working Safely with Solvents: A Guide to Safe Working Practices

This leaflet is aimed at employees who are exposed to solvents at work. It gives important advice about the precautions that employees and their employers should take to avoid risks to the health of workers.

Source: HSE