Green jobs — new risks? New and emerging risks to occupational safety and health in the electricity sector

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EU
English
Slovak
2014

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This report describes a workshop, based on the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) Foresight project, held in Brussels on 20 March 2014 for the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC) Electricity. The objectives were (1) to engage in a discussion on new and emerging risks in the electricity sector with the members of SSDC Electricity, building on the EU-OSHA Foresight project, (2) to stimulate their interest in the findings of the project relevant to their sector, and (3) to demonstrate how scenarios can be used to anticipate new and emerging risks and to explore policy options to address these.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba elektrických zařízení
STAVEBNICTVÍ
DOPRAVA A SKLADOVÁNÍ
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Working Indoors
Working Outdoors
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Vapours
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

 

 

 

thermochemicals,

 

second-generation biofuels (liquid fuels and chemical feed stocks from lignin and cellulose);

 

toxic chemicals in solar panels.

 

 

 

Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Report
Target group: 
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers

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