BASEQUIM — database on occupational exposure to dangerous substances

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Spain
Spanish
2017

Description

BASEQUIM is a database that includes guidance specifically developed for occupations and working environments in which there is a high risk of exposure to dangerous chemical agents. It is available on the Hazardous Work Situations portal at http://stp.insht.es:86/stp/. The National Institute for Safety and Health at Work (INSHT) provides, as part of this database, specialised technical information on the prevention of risks. Guidelines provide information about several topics, including the work situation, possible damage to health, consequences and symptoms of the occupation and exposure to dangerous substances, and prevention measures and training.

In addition, the database offers information about laws and technical guidance. All of the content has been prepared by a group of experts in the field of occupational risk prevention. It is based on bibliographic sources, which are also indicated in the manual. The BASEQUIM database is an essential tool for all occupational risk prevention services.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Manufacture of basic metals
Demolition and site preparation
Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores
Cleaning activities
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Washing and (dry-)cleaning of textile and fur products
Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
Funeral and related activities
Provider: 
National Institute for Safety and Health at Work — INSHT
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Applying Surface Coatings
Beauty Culture
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Electroplating
Handling Chemicals
Medical and Dental Services
Printing or Photography
Processing Materials
Woodworking
Substance Description: 

styrene, organic solvents asbestos, wood dust, perchlorethylene, cristalline silica, gasoline and automotive gas oils, hexavalent chromium, formaldehyde, furfuryl alcohol and phenol, metal fumes, volatile organic compounds, hydrogen sufide, metal fumes

CAS Number: 
1332-21-4
50-00-0
108-95-2
98-00-0
100-42-5
18540-29-9
127-18-4
7783-06-4
EC number: 
603-721-4
200-001-8
203-632-7
202-626-1
202-851-5
606-053-1
204-825-9
231-977-3
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)
Purpose of the material: 
Measurement and assessment
Risk assessment
Other
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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