Hazardous substances — long-term damage

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New Zealand
English
2015

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The second eposide of the cartoon series draws attention to the long-term effects that chemicals may have. The use of proper protective equipment and of local exhaust ventilation is emphasised. In the video, the young worker degreases metal parts and wears only a dust mask, which is inappropriate. His boss tells him to use the local exhaust ventilation and wear a respirator and gloves. The expert emphasises that certain substances (solvents) can lead to serious health impairments and workers are warned about their responsibility in taking care of themselves.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
WorkSafe New Zealand
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Training
Target group: 
Workers

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