Workplace industrial solvents

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Řecko
Greek
2016

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A guide on industrial solvents used at workplaces. It includes information about the occupational health and safety risks as a consequence of the exposure to industrial solvents as well as the prevention measures against these risks. Among other things, it provides information on safety data sheets, good practices for reducing the worker’s exposure, proper use of personal protective equipment, measures for reducing the risk of ignition and explosion, measures for reducing the vapour concentration in the workplace etc.    

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Dyeing or Tanning
Manufacturing
Printing or Photography
Removing Coatings
Spill or Confined Space Accident
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Prevention measures: 
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
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
Risk assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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