Maintenance and risks from respirable crystalline silica dust

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2016

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This video relates to maintaining, servicing and repairing plants and equipment that may generate airborne respirable crystalline silica dust. It illustrates the following good practice: if necessary, respiratory protective equipment (with an appropiate protection factor) should be provided and worn.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
NEPSI (European Network on Silica)
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Other
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

respirable crystalline silica

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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