Managing risks of exposure to solvents in the workplace information sheet

Summary

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.

Audience

You should use this Information Sheet if you manage health and safety risks associated with exposure to solvents in the workplace.

Related materials

This Information Sheet should be read in conjunction with the following Safe Work Australia documents:

Publication Information

Topic: Managing risks of exposure to solvents
Type: Guidance material
Industry: General
Publication Date: 27/08/2015

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