Facing the occupational disease silicosis

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Spain
Spanish
2015

Description

The poster is part of the Union Confederation of Workers' Commissions (CCOO) campaign 'Tu salud no está en nómina' ('Your health is not on payroll'). The campaign calls attention to the fact that work-related diseases are generally the result of a lack of adequate prevention measures at work. This poster warns that silica dust can seriously damage workers' health and can even kill workers. The poster shows a construction worker behind an X-ray of an affected lung.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
CONSTRUCTION
Provider: 
Union Confederation of Workers' Commissions — CCOO — Andalusia
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Mining or Quarrying
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

silica dust

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
EC number: 
238-878-4
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Target group: 
Workers

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