Minimising chemical-related risks to workers' safety and health through substitution

Type of item
EU & international information
Country
EU
Year of publication
2012

English

Description

This report presents the results of a study on the practical implementation of the substitution of hazardous chemicals, as an occupational safety and health risk management measure, in workplaces across the EU. The publication examines whether or not there is a need for an EU-wide guidance document on substitution; the results indicate that such a document would be welcome. It recognises that various approaches to substitution — as well as challenges related to these approaches — exist, and therefore the bulk of the report focuses on developing a common approach to substitution and presenting it as a guidance document.

Other data

Provider
Provider name (English)
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Provider name (Original)
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Type of provider
Tasks covered
Not applicable
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects
Not applicable
Exposure route
Not applicable
Prevention measures
Level 1. Substitution
Purpose of the material
General information
Guidance
Policy paper
Risk assessment
Target group
Employers
Managers
Policy makers
Researchers
Safety officers