Monitoring skin exposure to chemicals

Inhalation is normally considered to be the main route by which chemicals can enter the body. Most industrial processes where chemicals are used will create airborne dust clouds or lead to the evolution of vapours and gases which are readily inhaled and then absorbed into the bloodstream via the respiratory system. However, in some casesContinue reading “Monitoring skin exposure to chemicals”

Skin Exposure and COSHH Assessments

Recently I’ve been working with a client on a review of their COSHH assessment protocol. Many of their processes involve the handling of lubricants, sealants and adhesives which have a low volatility and present only a minimal risk from inhalation. The main risk of exposure is from skin contact. However we found that their COSHH assessmentContinue reading “Skin Exposure and COSHH Assessments”

New NIOSH Skin Notations

I didn’t sit in on the session on the skin at the BOHS Conference in Harrogate. Unfortunately it clashed with some other presentations I wanted to see. That’s the trouble with parallel sessions. Sometimes, as on this occasion, there is more than one session I want to sit in on while on other occasions noneContinue reading “New NIOSH Skin Notations”