Good practice guidance on handling crystalline silica

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Romanian
2011

Description

The guide presents practical information on the preventive and protective measures for handling crystalline silica. It is structured based on the tasks and equipment in which exposure to crystalline silica may occur. It is the Romanian version of the guide published by the European Network on Silica (NEPSI).

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Quarrying of ornamental and building stone, limestone, gypsum, chalk and slate
Mining and quarrying n.e.c.
Manufacture of glass and glass products
Manufacture of refractory products
Manufacture of other ceramic products
Cutting, shaping and finishing of stone
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
CONSTRUCTION
Provider: 
European Network on Silica — NEPSI
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Manufacturing
Mining or Quarrying
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Crystalline Silica

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)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Trainers
Workers

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