Chemical and Hazardous Substances

  • 2014

    Safety with Lead at Work

    This guide provides general information on lead with regard to chemical health and safety issues for workers using or exposed to lead while they are at work.

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  • 2014

    Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance

    This guidance is written for employers, managers, employees and their safety representatives and those who provide, install and maintain local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.

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  • 2014

    Legionella Control in Water Cooling Towers

    This information sheet provides general information on the control of Legionella spp. bacteria in water cooling towers.

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  • 2013

    Asbestos Information Sheet

    Do you carry out repair, renovation or maintenance works in older buildings? If so, read the information in this leaflet, it could save your life!

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  • 2013

    Safety in Contract Cleaning

    Chemical and biological safety guidance for employers and employees. This guidance document provides information in relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning

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  • 2013

    Asbestos-containing Materials (ACMs) in Workplaces - Practical Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement

    The aim of these guidelines is to provide a broad spectrum of guidance aimed at the prevention of occupational illness from exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. The ‘Safety with asbestos information sheet’ and ‘Working with materials containing asbestos cement’ publication are now superseded by this new asbestos guidance publication.

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  • 2013

    2012 Survey of Chemical Usage in Irish Workplaces

    The Health and Safety Authority commissioned this follow-up survey to the 2007 Chemicals Usage Survey to assist in the implementation of the Authority’s strategy of ensuring the safe and sustainable use of chemicals.

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  • 2013

    REACH Authorisation Information Sheet

    Authorisation is a process under REACH designed to manage the risks of hazardous substances. It is a licensing system of sorts, whereby certain substances may not be placed on the market for a use, or used, in the EU unless the company has been authorised to do so.

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  • 2012

    Spray Polyurethane Foam SPF

    This information sheet provides general information on the use of professional grade high pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) regarding chemical health and safety issues for SPF installers

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  • 2012

    ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road A Guide for Business

    Dangerous goods are substances and articles which have been identified as hazardous for transport and present a risk to people, property and the environment. This guide is geared towards businesses that are involved in the consignment, loading/unloading and carriage of dangerous goods by road. The guide has been arranged to provide a comprehensive summary of the legal provisions of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).

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