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dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, Johannes Lodewykus
dc.contributor.authorEloff, Frederik Christoffel
dc.contributor.authorFranken, Anja
dc.contributor.authorLaubscher, Petrus Johannes
dc.contributor.authorVan Aarde, Michiel Nicolaas
dc.identifier.citationDu Plessis, J.L. et al. 2010. Comparison of South African skin and sensitisation notations with those of other countries. Occupational health Southern Africa, 16:18-24, May-June. []en_US
dc.description.abstractSouth African skin notations listed in the Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances (RHCS) and Mine Health and Safety Regulations (MHSR) were compared to those of selected other developed countries in order to ascertain the assignment criteria and use of these notations relative to those of other countries. Skin notations in the RHCS and MHSR had a mean agreement of between 42.9% and 45.8% with other countries, while agreement for sensitisation notations was only 3.6% between countries. As with many other countries there is a lack of frequent review and updates of these notations. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop and implement a strategy which will ensure frequent revision of assignment of notations accompanied by accessible supporting documentation. Adoption of the USA’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health skin ­notation criteria is recommended, whereby substances may be assigned with multiple descriptive skin notations. The development of similar sensitisation notation criteria whereby the route of exposure is indicated is also recommended
dc.publisherOccupational Health Southern Africaen_US
dc.titleComparison of South African skin and sensitisation notations with those of other countriesen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10101268 - Du Plessis, Johannes Lodewykus
dc.contributor.researchID10060790 - Eloff, Frederik Christoffel
dc.contributor.researchID12776998 - Franken, Anja
dc.contributor.researchID10057773 - Laubscher, Petrus Johannes
dc.contributor.researchID10058028 - Van Aarde, Michiel Nicolaas

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