Limiting exposure to dangerous substances in the cleaning sector

Case study
Estonsko
English
2018

Popis

In this example of good practice, a cleaning company in Estonia introduced measures to reduce the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals in cleaning agents. Through revisions to its procurement system, the company limited the cleaning products it used on a daily basis to three main products: one contains two hazardous ingredients in low concentrations; one is not considered hazardous under EU legislation; and the third is purified water, containing no chemical ingredients at all. Extensive training, simplified safety and health guidelines, and provision of personal protective equipment contributed to the effectiveness of the new approach.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Úklidové činnosti
Provider: 
SOL Baltics OÜ
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Sodium 2-ethylhexyl sulfate
Alcohol ethoxylate

CAS Number: 
Sodium 2-ethylhexyl sulfate CAS 126-92-1
Alcohol ethoxylate CAS 68439-46-3
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Other
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Workers

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