Green jobs and occupational safety and health: foresight on new and emerging risks associated with new technologies by 2020

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2013

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This report describes the project ‘Foresight of new and emerging risks to occupational safety and health associated with new technologies in green jobs by 2020’, carried out for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The outcome of the project was a set of scenarios covering a range of new technologies in green jobs, with the impact that each could have on workers’ health and safety. They are intended to inform EU policy-makers, Member States’ governments, and trade unions and employers, allowing them to take decisions to shape the future of green jobs, focusing on safer and healthier workplaces.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZPRACOVATELSKÝ PRŮMYSL
Výroba, přenos a rozvod elektřiny
Příprava k likvidaci a likvidace odpadů
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Manufacturing
Processing Materials
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard: 
Biochemical hazards
Fungi
Viruses
Bacteria
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Asphyxiants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

biohazards, toxic or flammable gases, mercury and nanomaterials (epoxy) resins, styrene, solvents, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

CAS Number: 
50-00-00
7439-97-6
100-42-5
EC number: 
200-001-8
231-106-7
202-851-5
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: 
Awareness raising
General information
Report
Target group: 
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers

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