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Practical guidelines of a non-binding nature on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work

Directive 98/24/EC sets out minimum standards on health and safety for those working with chemical agents. Aiming to facilitate compliance in the EU Member States, this book outlines practical guidelines on how to implement the rules. The 250 pages guideline provides practical tools on:

  • how to measure and evaluate air concentrations;
  • risk assessment;
  • general principles of protection and prevention;
  • surveillance of the health of workers exposed to lead.

The documents contains information on labelling and safety data sheets of chemical products, occupational limit values and biological limit values and informacion on the hierarchy of prevention measures. The Annexes are on R(isk) and S(afety) phrases, simplified risk assessment methodologies, industrial examples and quantitative evaluation. A total of 150 pages deal with the measurement methods for chemical agents listed in Directive 2000/39/EC. Annex 6 is on the analytical methods for lead in air and blood.

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