Safe maintenance — food and drink manufacturing

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2010

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Food and drink manufacturing comprises many different industries, ranging from fruit and vegetable processing, bakeries, grain milling and dairy processing to sugar refineries and slaughterhouses. Beverage manufacturing includes beer, wine and spirit production as well as soft drink and mineral water production. Although food and beverages are processed in a strictly controlled environment to ensure a high standard of hygiene and safe food production, it is not at all a ‘low risk’ sector in terms of the safety and health of workers.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Livsmedelsframställning
Reparation och installation av maskiner och apparater
Behandling och bortskaffande av avfall
Rengöring och lokalvård
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Handling Chemicals
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Genetically modified organisms
Fungi
Viruses
Bacteria
Parasites
Zoonoses
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Irritants
Toxic substances
Fire and explosion
Heat
Cold
Infection
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Sharps and cuts
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Chemicals workers may be exposed to in maintenance in food and bevarage industry (e.g. disinfectants and lubricants, ammonia in refrigeration systems, caustic soda, nitric acid, Hepatitis A, salmonella bacteria etc)

Ammonia, anhydrous, Sodium hydroxide, Nitric acid

CAS Number: 
7664-41-7
1310-73-2
7697-37-2
EC number: 
231-635-3
215-185-5
231-714-2
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Researchers
Safety officers

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