Workplace carcinogens. What should employee know?

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Estonsko
Estonian
2012

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The guidance (82 pages) describes many carcinogens which may be present at workplaces. With good examples and photos, it gives an overview in an easy language about the health impacts of workplace chemicals (metals such as Cadmium, Mercury, Chromium etc, acids, aromatic compounds, asbestos etc). Additionally, it has a chapter about legislation.

 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
National Institute for Health Development
Biological hazard: 
Other
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Many different carcinogens - Asbestos, Benzene, Arsenic, Cadmium, Vinyl Chloride etc

CAS Number: 
1332-21-4
7631-86-9
100-44-7
79-01-6
75-01-4
Prevention measures: 
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)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Trainers

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