Chemicals in an ideal dairy

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The slide show explains the various potentially critical activities and situations where hazardous chemicals are used in a dairy factory. This includes storage, transport and various applications of e.g. gases or disinfectants. It is explained how accidents and health damage of workers can be prevented.

The slides provided as pdf document are part of the project 'Chemicals at the ideal dairy'. The topics and advice were based on information about chemical accidents in the dairy industry. The Dairy Industry’s Work Environment Council -Mejeriindustriens Arbejdsmiljøudvalg (MIA) set up a working group of company representatives to develop the specific advice on storage and handling, the use of protective equipment, repair and maintenance, ventilation, labelling and packaging, safety data sheets, instruction and supervision, and waste and disposal. The presentation and a pertaining poster hence present best practice examples

The presentation is intended for use in the management of occupational safety and health and in MIA's work environment education. 

The pdf is interactive and allows the user to jump directly to the area of interest.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Proizvodnja mliječnih proizvoda
Work Environment Council for the agriculture sector
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Hazard - health effects: 
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Substance Description: 

Chemicals used in a dairy.

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Hygiene measures
Svrha materijala: 
Awareness raising
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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