Field health education flip chart

Type of item
EU & international information
Country
International
Year of publication
2015

English

Description

This short and illustrated guide contains key messages about risks from artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) (incl. mercury and dust exposure) and gives short and easily understandable guidance on how to protect oneself. It is addressed to occupational safety workers in ASGM and can also be used as a training handbook.

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
United Nations Environment Programme
Provider name (Original)
United Nations Environment Programme
Provider url:
Type of provider
Tasks covered
Mining or Quarrying
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects
Neurotoxic substances
Exposure route
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description

Substances used in gold mining, mercury, dust

CAS Number
7439-97-6
EC number
231-106-7
Prevention measures
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
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
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Training
Target group
Employers
Occupational health physician
Pupils
Safety officers
Trainees
Workers
Workers representatives