Expert forecast on emerging chemical risks related to occupational safety and health

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2009

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This factsheet provides information on emerging chemical risks from experts from 21 countries. The following substances are covered briefly: nanoparticles, diesel exhaust, synthetic mineral fibres, allergenic and sensitising agents (isocyanates), carcinogens, mutagens, reprotoxic agents and sector-specific chemicals (construction and waste management). In addition, mixes of dangerous substances, combinations of chemicals and psychosocial risks are covered, in relation to, for example, the often poor management of chemical risks in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
VATTENFÖRSÖRJNING; AVLOPPSRENING, AVFALLSHANTERING OCH SANERING
BYGGVERKSAMHET
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Emerging chemical risks -  isocyanates, carcinogens, mutagens, reprotoxic substances, diesel exhaust, volatile organic compounds.

CAS Number: 
75-13-8
12001-29-5
7439-92-1
7439-97-6
EC number: 
616-189-3
231-106-7
601-650-3
231-100-4
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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