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Hazardous Chemicals: Control and Regulation in the European Market

ISBN: 978-3-527-31541-3
409 pages
January 2007
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This practice-oriented guide covers the handling and use of hazardous chemicals at the workplace, including labelling and storage, transportation, occupational safety and proper registration with the European authorities. Current European Union legislation and directives are cited throughout the text, making this a valuable reference for companies and institutions both inside and outside of the EU common market.
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BASIC CONSIDERATIONS
The legal system of the European Union
Terms and Definitions
SHORT INTRODUCTION TO TOXICOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING
Hazardous properties
Classification of substances
Classification of preparations
Labelling of products
INTRODUCTION OF NEW PRODUCTS
Classification and labelling
Safety material data sheet
Market restrictions
Information duties
REGISTRATION OF NEW SUBSTANCES
Complete vs. restricted registration
Registration of polymers
Repeated registration
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Occupational safety regulations
Limit values at the workplace
Personal protective equipment
Exposure measurement
Storage of chemicals
TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS GOODS
ADR, IMDG, IATA regulations
GHS global regulations
REACH -
REGISTRATION, EVALUATION AND AUTHORIZATION

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Herbert F. Bender is head of the department of hazardous materials at BASF AG in Ludwigshafen (Germany), the world's largest chemical company. He has authored numerous books and other publications on hazardous substance control, and regularly teaches courses for professionals and students on the topic. He is also a government advisor for the German federal ministry of economics and member of various trans-national committees and E.U. working groups concerned with hazardous substance regulation.

Philipp Eisenbarth is a senior safety expert responsible for hazardous chemicals safety management, exposure assessment, personal protection equipment, also working for BASF. He is also a government advisor for the German ministry of economy on legislation regarding occupational safety of chemicals, and an expert on the corresponding European legislation.

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"For those involved in chemicals regulation in the industrial context this is a uniquely interesting book." (Chemistry World, July 2007)
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