Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances

Medlemsstatene, europeiske institusjoner, sammenslutninger av foretak, partene i arbeidslivet og andre aktører har utarbeidet en rekke verktøy og veiledende dokumenter som skal hjelpe bedriftene med å utføre omfattende og effektive risikovurderinger. Disse verktøyene representerer et bredt spekter av tilnærminger til hvordan farlige stoffer skal håndteres på en effektiv måte. Ofte handler de om konkrete arbeidsoperasjoner, som påfylling og pumping av væsker, eller sveiseprosesser. Andre kilder gir en omfattende oversikt over enkelte stoffgrupper, som sensibiliserende stoffer, eller de setter søkelyset på typiske risikoer i visse bransjer.

I tillegg til å støtte risikovurderinger av høy kvalitet inneholder verktøyene gode praktiske løsninger som forklarer hvordan risiko kan reduseres i vanlige arbeidssituasjoner som involverer eksponering for farlige stoffer. Det finnes også verktøy som støtter bestemte aktører, som inspektører fra arbeidstilsynet, små og mellomstore bedrifter eller arbeidstakerrepresentanter, blant mange andre. Derfor kan det være svært nyttig å utforske nettstedet for å lære mer om hvilken hjelp som tilbys.

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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...

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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'...

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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...