Crystalline silica and proper handling of products containing it

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Estland
Estonian
2011

Beskrivning

The current guide provides overview of the respirable crystalline silica and reccomentations for risk assessment and methods to control occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. In addition, some other topic are covered such as : occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, health effects of respirable crystalline silica, risk management and prevention (health examination)

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Brytning av kemiska mineral
Glas- och glasvarutillverkning
Tillverkning av andra porslinsprodukter och keramiska produkter
Tillverkning av cement
Tillverkning av murbruk
Huggning, formning och slutlig bearbetning av sten
Gjutning av metall
BYGGVERKSAMHET
Provider: 
Ministry of Social Affairs
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Solids
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Crystalline silica, Fine-grained plastic clay, granite, quartzite

CAS Number: 
14808-60-7
14808-60-7
1317-95-9
EC number: 
238-878-4
603-514-9
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
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)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Warning message / Alert
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Safety officers
Supervisor
Workers

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