Controlling worker exposure to chemicals during adhesive manufacturing

Case study
Finsko
English
2018

Popis

An adhesive manufacturing company in Finland has implemented a multifaceted approach to protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. The case study details how, through a combination of measures, exposure levels are so low that personal protective equipment is not required for most work processes.

The main emphasis is on technical measures, such as the use of extensive ventilation systems, and organisational measures, including comprehensive worker training and the careful selection of new chemicals based on safety data sheets and exposure scenarios. The company has also stopped producing solvent-based adhesives to eliminate the use of certain hazardous chemicals and the associated risks to workers.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba klihů
Provider: 
Kiilto Oy
Tasks covered: 
Manufacturing
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Liquids
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Skin sensitisers
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide, 924-42-5

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
REACH or CLP related
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Workers

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