International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) -
summarize essential information on chemical substances;
developed cooperatively by the IPCS and the Commission of
the European Union (EC).
The International Chemical Safety Cards summarize essential
health and safety information on chemical substances in a clear
way, and are not only intended to be used at the "shop floor"
level by workers, but also by other interested parties in
factories, agriculture, construction and other places of work.
Draft versions of the card containing a summary of health and
safety information are prepared by cooperating scientific
institutions. These institutions have the task of collecting
and validating the relevant information. The cards are then
peer-reviewed by a committee consisting of internationally-
recognized experts who take into account advice given by
manufacturers, workers' representatives and poisons centres.
The International Chemical Safety Cards are published by the
Commission of the European Union, and hard copies can
be obtained from the Office for Official Publications of the
European Union, 2 rue Mercier, L-2985 Luxembourg.