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Agreement on Workers Health Protection through the Good Handling and Use of Crystalline Silica and Products containing it

The Agreement aims at

  • protection of health of Employees and other individuals occupationally exposed at the workplace to Respirable crystalline silica from materials/products/raw materials containing crystalline silica.
  • minimisation of exposure to Respirable crystalline silica at the workplace by applying the Good Practices stipulated herein in order to prevent, eliminate or reduce occupational health risks related to Respirable crystalline bsilica.
  • increasing the knowledge about potential health effects of Respirable crystalline silica and about Good Practices.

Employers will report the application/Non-application of the agreement bi-annually.

Employers and employees representatives formed the council to improve safety and health at work concerning crystaline silica. The network (NEPSI) page is available at: European Network for Silica - NEPSI

Good practice guides on risk management are available at: Good Practice Guide on Workers Health Protection through the Good Handling and Use of Crystalline Silica and Products Containing it - NEPSI

See also the Study on the implementation of the autonomous agreement on workers’ health protection through the good handling and use of crystalline silica and products containing it.

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