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Guidance sheets for finding and substituting carcinogens

Practical tools and guidance

Guidance sheets for finding and substituting carcinogens
  • France
Provider: 
INRS - National institue of research and security
Available in languages: 
French
Description: 

The factsheets, which are compiled by OSH and technology experts and are continually updated, help companies to identify carcinogens and replacing them. There are 55 FAR sheets (as of July 2017), which provide an overview for different processes and sectors to spot carcinogens. There are 38 FAS sheets (as of July 2017), which propose substitution for carcinogens in a given work process.

Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
MANUFACTURING
WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES
CONSTRUCTION
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICE ACTIVITIES
PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Dyeing or Tanning
Electroplating
Food Processing
Handling Animals
Handling Chemicals
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Installing or Removing Insulation
Manufacturing
Medical and Dental Services
Miscellaneous
Printing or Photography
Processing Materials
Removing Coatings
Smelting and Casting Metal
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives
Year of publication: 
2017