Guide to handling refractory ceramic fibres


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Use this guide if you work with refractory ceramic fibres (RCF) or high biopersistence fibres and need to manage the health and safety risks to workers. 

RCFs are a form of man-made fibre most commonly used as high-performance thermal insulators. They are often used to line furnaces, kilns and other industrial heaters.  

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Identify, assess and control hazards
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