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individual protective measure


measure to eliminate workplace risks at source, through technical or organisational means or by providing protection on an individual basis

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If risks are not avoidable or preventable, how can they be reduced to a level at which the health and safety of those exposed is not compromised? The following additional general principles of prevention should be followed:… giving collective protective measures priority over individual protective measures (e.g. controlling exposure to fumes through local exhaust ventilation rather than personal respirators)

Term reference

Innovative solutions to safety and heath risks in the construction, health care and HORECA sectors, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, [28.9.2018]


  • Български: лична защитна мярка
  • Čeština: individuální ochranné opatření
  • Dansk: individuel beskyttelsesforanstaltning
  • Deutsch: individuelle Schutzmaßnahme
  • Ελληνικά: μέτρο ατομικής προστασίας
  • English: individual protective measure
  • Español: medida de protección individual
  • Eesti: individuaalne kaitsemeede
  • Suomi: yksilöllinen suojelutoimenpide
  • Français: mesure de protection individuelle
  • Hrvatski: pojedinačna zaštitna mjera
  • Magyar: egyéni védelmi intézkedés
  • Íslenska: einstaklingsbundnar forvrnaraðgerðir
  • Italiano: misura di protezione individuale
  • Lietuvių: asmeninė apsaugos priemonė
  • Latviešu: individuāls aizsardzības pasākums
  • Malti: miżuri individwali ta' protezzjoni
  • Nederlands: individuele beschermingsmaatregel
  • Norsk: personlige vernetiltak
  • Polski: środek ochrony indywidualnej
  • Português: medida de proteção individual
  • Română: măsură de protecție individuală
  • Slovenčina: individuálne ochranné opatrenie
  • Slovenščina: individualni varnostni ukrep
  • Svenska: individuell skyddsåtgärd