Code of practice on safety and health in the iron and steel industry

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2005

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This code — which reflects the many changes in the industry; its workforce; the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organisations; and the development of new International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments on occupational safety and health — focuses on the production of iron and steel and basic iron and steel products, such as rolled and coated steel, including from recycled material. Different sections describe the hazards, assess the risks and provide guidance on eliminating or controlling the risks.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba surového železa, oceli a feroslitin
Výroba ostatních výrobků získaných jednostupňovým zpracováním oceli
Slévárenství
Výroba kovových konstrukcí a kovodělných výrobků, kromě strojů a zařízení
Výroba ostatních kovodělných výrobků
Provider: 
International Labour Organization — ILO
Tasks covered: 
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Processing Materials
Smelting and Casting Metal
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Heat
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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