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Hazards in the chemical laboratory

Author: S G Luxon
Publisher: Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This is a revised and updated edition of a handbook of safety practices and measures for laboratories handling dangerous chemicals. It covers recent changes in legislation, precautionary safety  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S G Luxon
ISBN: 0851862292 9780851862293
OCLC Number: 27813482
Description: xix, 675 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction / S. G. Luxon. 1. Identification. 2. Management's Task. 3. Fire and Explosion Hazards. 4. Reactive Chemical Hazards. 5. Toxic Hazards. 6. General Environment. 7. Radiation Hazards. 8. Electrical Hazards --
Ch. 2. Legislation / S. G. Luxon. 1. General. 2. Scope. 3. General Obligations. 4. Duties of Employers to Their Employees. 5. Employers' General Duties. 6. Articles and Substances for Use at Work. 7. Training. 8. Employers' Safety Policies. 9. Safety Representatives and Safety Committees. 10. Duties to People Who Are Not Employees. 11. Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice. 12. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations --
Ch. 3. Safety Planning and Laboratory Design / K. Everett. 2. Safety Policy and Implementation. 3. The Design of Laboratory Premises and Services. 4. Some Questions To Be Addressed in Laboratory Planning. 5. Fire Precautions. 6. Fire Alarms and Detector Systems. 7. Disabled Persons. 8. Miscellaneous Matters. 9. Biology Laboratories. 10. Ventilation, Fume Cupboards, and Other Safety Cabinets. 11. Waste Disposal. 12. Electrical Safety. 13. Compressed and Liquefied Gases. 14. Noise. 15. Permit-to-Work Certificates --
Ch. 4. Fire Protection / M. Sheldon. 2. The Nature and Source of the Fire Risk. 3. Structural Protection and Segregation. 4. Controlling Ignition Sources. 5. Emergency Action. 6. Classes of Fire and Suitable Extinguishing Agents. 7. Working Practice. 8. Legislation. 9. Insurers' Approach to Fire Protection --
Ch. 5. Reactive Chemical Hazards / L. Bretherick. 1. Fundamental Causes. 2. Physicochemical Factors. 3. Operational Considerations. 4. Types of Decomposition Reactions. 5. Chemical Composition, Structure, and Reactivity. 6. Hazardous Reaction Mixtures. 7. Potential Storage Hazards. 8. Protection from Reactive Hazards --
Ch. 6. Chemical Hazards and Toxicology / L. Magos. 1. The Basic Rules of Toxicology. 2. Kinetics and Metabolism. 3. Dose and Damage. 4. Toxicity Testing. 5. The Predictive Value of Toxicity Testing. 6. Exposure as a Measure of Relative Hazard. 7. The Consequences of Toxic Exposure --
Ch. 7. Control of Health Hazards / D. M. Smith. 1. Assess the Hazards. 2. Eliminate or Control the Hazards. 3. Monitoring. 4. Health Surveillance --
Exposure, Effects, and Techniques of Detection. 5. Biological Monitoring. 6. Occupational Health Services. 7. First Aid. 8. Skin Hygiene. 9. Dermatitis. 10. Training and Information --
Ch. 8. First Aid / V. S. G. Murrary and H. M. Wiseman. 2. Rescue. 3. General First Aid. 4. First Aid for Convulsions. 5. Standard First Aid for Chemical Exposure and Burns. 6. Special Treatments. 7. Agencies Providing First Aid Training --
Ch. 9. Precautions Against Radiation / P. Beaver. 2. Ionizing Radiations. 3. Non-ionizing Radiations --
Ch. 10. Electrical Hazards / M. R. Stephenson. 1. What are the Electrical Hazards? 2. Statutory Legislation. 3. Guidance on Electrical Systems and Equipment. 4. The Design of the Electrical Installation. 5. Electrical Equipment in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres. 6. Portable Equipment. 7. Fume Cupboards. 8. The Need for Secure Supplies and the Integrity of Controls. 9. Electrical Maintenance --
Ch. 11. Chemical Laboratories --
An American View / H. H. Fawcett. 2. Orientation and Reviews. 3. The OSHA Chemical Laboratory Standard --
Hazardous Substances / H. H. Henning and S. G. Luxon --
Index of Chemicals --
Index of CAS Registry Numbers.
Responsibility: edited by S.G. Luxon.

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