Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances

Gli Stati membri, le istituzioni europee, le associazioni imprenditoriali, le parti sociali e altri attori hanno sviluppato numerosi strumenti e documenti di orientamento per aiutare le aziende a effettuare valutazioni del rischio complete ed efficaci. Tali strumenti rappresentano un’ampia gamma di approcci per gestire efficacemente le sostanze pericolose. Spesso riguardano operazioni di lavoro specifiche, come il riempimento e il pompaggio di liquidi o i processi di saldatura. Altre fonti forniscono una panoramica completa di un determinato gruppo di sostanze, come i sensibilizzanti, oppure evidenziano i rischi tipici in alcuni settori.

Inoltre, oltre a sostenere una valutazione dei rischi di elevata qualità, la maggior parte di questi strumenti include buone soluzioni pratiche, che spiegano come ridurre i rischi in situazioni di lavoro comuni che comportano l’esposizione a sostanze pericolose. Esistono anche strumenti destinati a sostenere attori specifici, come gli ispettori del lavoro, le piccole e medie imprese e i rappresentanti dei lavoratori, tra numerosi altri soggetti. Vale la pena pertanto di esaminare il sito, per individuare il tipo di assistenza offerto.

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European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU CzechPortuguese, PortugalGreekEnglishSpanishFrenchCroatianLithuanianHungarianDutchPolishSlovak EU & international information

The website provides a summary report and the presentations of a Workshop held in March 2009 on reprotoxic substances and endocrine disrupters at the workplace.  
In the presentations, findings of a report by OSHA were presented and discussed and complemented with inputs from various exports of...

Országos Epidemiológiai Központ (OEK) Ungheria 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.

Amt für Arbeitsschutz Hamburg Germania 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'...

Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) Germania GermanEnglish 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...
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU CzechDanishGermanEstonianGreekEnglishSpanishFrenchItalianoLatvianLithuanianHungarianDutchPolishSlovakSlovenianPortuguese, PortugalSwedish EU & international information

The factsheet explains what respiratory sensitisers are, provides information on the workplaces where they may occur and introduce prevention measures at all levels of the control hierarchy. The factsheet was developed for the 2003 European Week for Safety and Health at Work as part of a series of...

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU CzechDanishGermanEstonianGreekEnglishSpanishFrenchItalianoLatvianLithuanianHungarianDutchPolishSlovakSlovenianFinnishSwedish EU & international information

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...

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU BulgarianCzechDanishGermanEstonianGreekEnglishFrenchItalianoLatvianLithuanianHungarianMaltiDutchPolishRomanianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishPortuguese, Portugal EU & international information

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...

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU DanishGermanEstonianGreekEnglishSpanishFrenchItalianoDutchPolishSlovakSlovenianPortuguese, Portugal EU & international information

This factsheet outlines the risks of workers in educational establishments, including in laboratories.

 

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU CzechDanishGermanEstonianGreekEnglishSpanishFrenchItalianoLatvianLithuanianHungarianDutchPolishSlovakSlovenianPortuguese, PortugalSwedish EU & international information

This short factsheet provides an overview of the basic risk management related to dangerous substances at the workplace. It briefly describes legal obligations and outlines the process of risk assessment and implementation of preventive measures.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU CzechGreekEnglishFrenchIcelandicItalianoMaltiDutch EU & international information

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...