Report: Assessment, elimination and substantial reduction of occupational risks

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2009

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This report features cases from a variety of workplaces that demonstrate how a risk assessment process has led to a risk being identified and successfully eliminated or substantially reduced. The main aim of the report is to illustrate how risk elimination or risk reduction at source can be achieved at workplace level. Eliminating health risks for dental laboratory technicians by capturing pollutants at source is a good example of how a company was able to comply with occupational safety and health requirements, despite constraints such as its location in an old building in the heart of a city centre.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
ZEMĚDĚLSTVÍ, LESNICTVÍ A RYBÁŘSTVÍ
ZDRAVOTNÍ A SOCIÁLNÍ PÉČE
Ambulantní a zubní zdravotní péče
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Substance Description: 

Silica

CAS Number: 
7631-86-9, 112926-00-8
EC number: 
231-545-4
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
Report
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers

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