Managing risks of exposure to solvents in the workplace information sheet
A solvent is a substance that dissolves a different substance to form a solution. It is usually a liquid but it can be a solid or gas. Many solvents are hazardous chemicals. Some examples include, turpentine, toluene, xylene, and methyl ethyl ketone.
Industries where solvents are commonly used include engineering, construction, printing, rubber, plastics, footwear, textiles, foodstuffs, woodworking, dry cleaning and pharmaceutical, paint and ink manufacturing.
You should use this Information Sheet if you manage health and safety risks associated with exposure to solvents in the workplace.
This Information Sheet should be read in conjunction with the following Safe Work Australia documents:
Topic: Managing risks of exposure to solvents
Type: Guidance material
Publication Date: 27/08/2015
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