E-fact 69: Hazard identification checklist: OSH risks associated with small-scale solar energy applications

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Small-scale and domestic solar energy installations are widely used but only scant attention has been given to the associated occupational safety and health (OSH) aspects so far. Many workers’ groups in various types of workplaces and sectors are involved with such systems along their life cycle. This checklist accompanies a factsheet on the same topic and aims to help identify the potential hazards to workers’ safety and health from small-scale and domestic solar energy systems throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing, installation and maintenance to decommissioning and recycling. It also gives examples of preventive measures to address these hazards. In addition, the checklist gives examples of the types of action at the technical, organisational and individual levels that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks. The checklist could be considered as part of a risk assessment.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Vapours
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

 

 Exposure to toxic chemicals and metals.

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
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers

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