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