Occupational health and safety risks in the healthcare sector — guide to prevention and good practice

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The main focus of this guide is to present up-to-date technical and scientific knowledge regarding the prevention of the most significant risks in healthcare, especially biological, musculoskeletal, psychosocial and chemical risks, and to support the implementation of the relevant EU directives in force. Practical instruments to support employers in identifying the risks (including chemical risks) for the safety and health of their employees and to guide the implementation of preventive measures in their healthcare facilities are outlined and clarified.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Zdravotní péče
Ústavní sociální péče
Provider: 
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Contact with Humans or Animals
Handling Chemicals
Medical and Dental Services
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Biochemical hazards
Viruses
Bacteria
Hazard - physical state: 
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Methanol, Toluene, Carbon dioxide, Chlorine, Diethyl ether, Acetone, Xylene, Hydrogen chloride, Phosphoric acid, Sodium azide

CAS Number: 
67-56-1, 108-88-3, 124-38-9, 7782-50-5, 60-29-7, 67-64-1, 1330-20-7, 7647-01-0, 7664-38-2, 26628-22-8
EC number: 
200-659-6, 203-625-9, 204-696-9, 231-959-5, 200-467-2, 200-662-2, 215-535-7, 231-595-7, 231-633-2, 247-852-1
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: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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