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Rubber

Rubber [RB]

This information will help employers, the self employed and franchisees to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure to rubber dust and fume, etc, and protect workers health.

RB0: Advice for managers

  • Advice for managers Advice for managersThis information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health.

RB1: Fume - general ventilation

  • Fume - general ventilation Fume - general ventilationThis sheet describes good control practice when using general ventilation to reduce fume, for example near curing ovens. It covers the key points to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures. There may be specific tasks where additional controls may be required – see other task sheets in this series.

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RB2: Bag opening and weighing

  • Bag opening and weighing Bag opening and weighingThis sheet describes good control practice using dust extraction when bag opening and weighing rubber ingredients in the manufacture of rubber compounds. Rubber process dust does not include dust from cured rubber, eg. from buffing or trimming. It covers the key points to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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RB3: Mixing ingredients

  • Mixing ingredients Mixing ingredientsThis sheet describes good control practice using dust extraction when mixing rubber ingredients. Rubber process dust does not include dust from cured rubber, eg. from buffing or trimming. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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RB4: Milling rubber

  • Milling rubber Milling rubberThis sheet describes good control practice using dust and fume extraction when milling rubber. This advice applies to all two-roll mills, including cracker, compounding, dump, warming and dough mills. Rubber process dust does not include dust from cured rubber, eg. from buffing or trimming. It covers the key points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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RB5: Rubber press (small articles)

  •  Rubber press (small articles) Rubber press (small articles)This sheet describes good practice using fume extraction when using a rubber press to make small articles. It covers the key points to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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RB6: Trimming and finishing (small articles)

  • Trimming and finishing (small articles) Trimming and finishing (small articles)This sheet describes good control practice using fume extraction when trimming and finishing small rubber articles. It covers the key points to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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RB7: Cooling rack (small finished articles)

  • Cooling rack (small finished articles) Cooling rack (small finished articles)This sheet describes good control practice using fume extraction when cooling small rubber articles. It covers the key points to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. Follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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2019-10-03