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[BKARTS] health concerns in binding

For those of you who are interested, you will find below the information we
provide on our Leather Health & Safety Data Sheet, as required by British
COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations).



Leather as despatched should not be regarded as a substance hazardous to

We would draw your attention to the need for adequate exhaust ventilation in
areas where leather is abraded or roughed, as leather dust will be covered
by the general requirement to minimise exposure to dust. As there is no
specific exposure limit for leather dust, personal exposure should be kept
below 10 mg/m 8h TWA total inhalable dust or 5 mg/m 8h TWA respirable dust.
Such or greater concentrations of dust are, for the purpose of Regulation 2
of CoSHH, taken as substantial concentrations of dust and as such are
substances hazardous to health.


Please note, that we use primarily vegetable tans and are not therefore
affected by the issues of heavy metals such as chrome.

best wishes,


David Lanning
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
Mobile: 07947 754842
Voice Mail: +44 (0) 1494 435314

Edinburgh Numbers
Tel: +44 (0) 131 449 2206
Fax: +44 (0) 131 451 5081

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