Putting the brakes on risk

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Putting the brakes on risk

Mettre un frein aux risques sans poudre aux yeux

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

Alstom Flertex Sinter, a manufacturer of brake linings and shoes for a wide range of applications, in particular railways, has embarked on a process to reduce metal dust emissions at its Gennevilliers site.

Capture at source, enclosure of installations and automation of certain work phases have reduced exposure to dust. This continuous improvement work has been coupled with a reflection on the ergonomics of workstations.

Fabricant de garnitures et semelles de freins pour un large éventail d’applications, en particulier ferroviaires, Alstom Flertex Sinter s’est lancé, sur son site de Gennevilliers, dans une démarche de réduction des émissions de poussières métalliques aux différentes étapes de la production.

Le captage à la source, l’encoffrement des installations ou encore l’automatisation de certaines phases de travail ont réduit l’exposition aux poussières. Ce travail d’amélioration continue a été couplé à une réflexion sur l’ergonomie des postes.

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Language of original language description

French

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2021