Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances

Un certain nombre d’outils et de documents d’orientation ont été mis au point par les États membres, les institutions européennes, les associations d’entreprises, les partenaires sociaux et d’autres acteurs pour aider les entreprises à effectuer des analyses de risque complètes et efficaces. Ces outils illustrent une grande variété d’approches destinées à gérer efficacement les substances dangereuses. Ils couvrent souvent des opérations de travail spécifiques, telles que le remplissage ou le pompage de liquides, ou les procédés de soudure. D’autres sources donnent un aperçu complet de certains groupes de substances, comme les substances sensibilisantes, ou mettent en avant les risques typiques dans certains secteurs.

En outre, en plus de contribuer à une évaluation des risque de haute qualité, la plupart de ces outils proposent de bonnes pratiques, expliquant comment réduire les risques dans des contextes professionnels courants comportant une exposition aux substances dangereuses. Il existe également des outils destiné à aider des acteurs spécifiques, comme les inspecteurs du travail, les petites et moyennes entreprises et les représentants des travailleurs, pour ne citer qu’eux. Il vaut donc vraiment la peine d’explorer le site pour découvrir l’aide à votre disposition.

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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...

Hongrie 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.

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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'...

Allemagne 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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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...

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The health of workers, particularly those in the health and welfare sectors, is at risk from exposure to blood-borne pathogens at work, often as a result of an injury sustained by a worker. This e-fact gives information on the hazards and risks relating to needlestick injuries and on the assessment...