E-fact 68 — OSH and small-scale solar energy applications

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This e-fact provides information on the work-related risk factors and occupational safety and health (OSH) issues associated with domestic and small-scale solar energy installations across their life cycle. Small-scale and domestic solar energy installations are widely used but only scant attention has been given to the associated OSH aspects so far. From their manufacturing, transport, installation and maintenance to their decommissioning and recycling, many workers’ groups in various types of workplaces and sectors are involved with such systems.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZPRACOVATELSKÝ PRŮMYSL
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Manufacturing
Working Outdoors
Other
Hazard - health effects: 
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Other
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

hydrofluoric acid (HF)  silane gas (SiH4),  hydrogen selenide (H2Se)

CAS Number: 
7664-39-3, 7803-62-5, 7783-07-5
EC number: 
231-634-8, 232-263-4, 231-978-9
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Safety officers
Supervisor

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