Solvents

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2013

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Flammable Liquids (PDF)

http://orosha.org/pdf/pubs/fact_sheets/fs12.pdf

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.

(Oregon OSHA)
Jan 2012

Effects of Skin Contact with Chemicals: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2011-200/

Chemical exposure in the workplace is a significant problem in the United States. More than 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals via the skin.

(NIOSH)
Jan 2010

Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Flammable and Combustible Liquids (PDF)

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/osha/pdf/pubs/fact_sheets/fs12.pdf

The Standards and Technical Resources Section of Oregon OSHA produced this fact sheet to highlight our programs, policies, or standards. The information is from the field staff, research by the technical resources staff, and published materials.

(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2006

Cleaner Solutions Database

http://www.cleanersolutions.org/

This database provides information on solutions for solvent substitution as developed by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

(TURI)
Dec 2002

Working Safely with Solvents: A Guide to Safe Working Practices (PDF)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg273.pdf
(HSE)
Dec 2002

Solvent Safety

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/safetytm/solvents.htm

Exposure to solvents and other organic liquids is one of the most common chemical health risk at places of work. Most of the organic solvents are combustible, often highly volatile and extremely flammable and they should always be handled with care...

(ILO)
Dec 2002

NIOSH: Organic Solvents

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/organsolv/
(NIOSH)
Dec 2002

Using Solvents Safely

http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ohb/HESIS/solv_toc.htm
(CA DHS)
Dec 2002

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Solvents

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/solvents/

Millions of workers are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. Health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis...

(OSHA)