Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances

Jäsenvaltiot, EU:n toimielimet, elinkeinoyhdistykset, työmarkkinaosapuolet ja muut toimijat ovat laatineet joitakin työkaluja ja ohjeasiakirjoja, jotka auttavat yrityksiä tekemään kattavia ja tehokkaita riskinarviointeja. Työkalut edustavat useita eri lähestymistapoja vaarallisten aineiden tehokkaaseen hallintaan. Usein ne liittyvät tiettyihin työvaiheisiin, kuten nesteillä täyttämiseen ja nesteiden pumppaamiseen tai hitsausmenetelmiin. Joissakin lähteissä annetaan kattava yhteenveto tietystä aineryhmästä, kuten herkistävistä aineista, tai tuodaan esiin tietyille aloille tyypillisiä riskejä.

Korkealaatuisen riskinarvioinnin tukemisen lisäksi monissa näistä työkaluista on hyviä käytännön ratkaisuja ja niissä kerrotaan, miten voidaan vähentää riskejä tavallisissa työtilanteissa, joihin liittyy altistuminen vaarallisille aineille. Lisäksi sivustolla on muun muassa seuraavien toimijoiden tueksi tarkoitettuja työkaluja: työsuojelutarkastajat, pk-yritykset ja työntekijöiden edustajat. Kannattaa tutustua sivustoon, jotta saat selville, mitä apua on tarjolla.

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A significant part of the workforce is exposed to reprotoxicants, and in particular to suspected endocrine disrupters, but the data on workers' exposure are poor and partial. The participants at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) stakeholder workshop on emerging risks, held...

Unkari Hungarian MS information

The aims of the guidance document are (1) to assist in the assessment of the risk of hepatitis B and C and HIV infection to healthcare workers and (2) to provide efficient prevention measures for and information on pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, with particular emphasis on jobs at high risk.

Saksa German MS information

Workers working in an automotive workshop are exposed to many dangerous substances. The 'Hazardous Substances Check' helps automotive workshops to carry out a risk assessment and to decide on the protective measurements required, depending on the potential hazard. The 'Hazardous Substances Check'...

Saksa German MS information

The Nano-Portal 'Safe Handling of Nanomaterials' is the result of a project supported by German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and aims to further the knowledge about occupational safety and health in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. The portal focuses on:

  • the awareness of experts...
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For the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA produced a series of factsheets focusing on the communication of occupational safety and health-related information on dangerous substances. Respiratory sensitisers are biological and chemical agents that can induce allergic...

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For the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA produced a series of factsheets containing information on occupational safety and health specifically in relation to dangerous substances. This factsheet contains information on skin sensitisers as well as preventive measures in...

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This factsheet summarises a European Risk Observatory report on young workers, which aims to provide a review of the hazards that young workers are exposed to at work. It does this by analysing statistics and studies, and selected case studies of prevention. Many of the sectors and occupations that...

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Workers in educational establishments can face the same hazards as those in any other workplace. However, educational workplaces are shared with students or pupils. These groups can be vulnerable, being young, inexperienced and often ignorant of safety and health hazards. They can also be a hazard...

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Dangerous substances are found in many workplaces. The 2000 European Working Conditions Survey (ESWC) found that 16% of workers in Europe reported handling hazardous products and 22% reported being exposed to toxic vapours. The theme for the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work was the...

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Workplace safety depends on risk awareness. Employers and workers need to know the dangerous substances that exist in the workplace and how to deal with them. This factsheet offers hints for successful communication in the workplace about dangerous substances, including the use of safety data sheets...