Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment
ISBN/ASIN: 9781405115599,9781444305494 | 2005 | English | pdf | 158/158 pages | 2.38 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | Author: Laura Robinson, Ian Thorn(auth.)
The use of chemicals in the workplace is governed by stringent health, safety and environmental legislation, and companies spend significant amounts of time and money assessing the risks associated with the safe handling and use of chemicals. In practice, a range of information is required when assessing the safe handling of chemicals, much of which is provided by the manufacturer in the material safety data sheet.
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology in Chemical Safety Assessment is written for corporate health & safety officers and safety managers, R&D chemists, process chemists and engineers, and manufacturing unit managers & supervisors in all industries where chemicals are used. The information contained in this book will help those personnel understand, interpret and apply the range of information supplied on a material safety data sheet when planning the safe handling and use of chemicals.
* Provides detailed practical guidance in using supplier Tox/Ecotox data when assessing the risks associated with the industrial handling and use of chemicals.
* Data from different manufacturers is often compiled to different standards, using different methodologies. This book will provide the reader with a detailed framework within which to evaluate the data supplied.
* Helps readers to plot a commercially realistic path between over- and under-evaluation of the risks and hazards associated with the industrial handling and use of chemicals.Content:
Chapter 1 Toxicology (pages 1–53):
Chapter 2 Ecotoxicology (pages 55–71):
Chapter 3 Classification and Labelling of Chemicals According to their Hazardous Nature (pages 73–97):
Chapter 4 Handling Chemicals in the Workplace (pages 99–114):
Chapter 5 Chemical control (pages 115–125):
Chapter 6 The Material Safety Data Sheet (pages 127–143):
Chapter 7 Glossary of Terms (pages 145–153):