Safe maintenance in practice

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2010

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This report provides information on successful initiatives in the workplace, illustrating how safety and health risks associated with maintenance can be managed. Many companies, insurers and authorities have successfully developed solutions to improve safety and health during maintenance. The new approaches presented in this report clearly demonstrate that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices are at the heart of reliable and safe maintenance.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Opravy a údržba lodí a člunů
Opravy a údržba letadel a kosmických lodí
Opravy a údržba ostatních dopravních prostředků a zařízení
Opravy a údržba motorových vozidel, kromě motocyklů
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Removing Coatings
Woodworking
Working Outdoors
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Substance Description: 

Various toxic chemicals

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: 
Awareness raising
Report
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers

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