Portugal - Info point on dangerous substances management in the workplace
A three-day info point takes place in the Dr. Magalhães Pessoa Stadium in Leiria during the annual congress on safety issues and challenges. It presents the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign and aims to raise awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety.
Visitors are informed about the presence of dangerous substances in many workplaces and that harmful exposure is more common than most people realise. Attention is also drawn to different hazardous substances and the health risks they pose – such as respiratory and skin diseases or occupational cancer.
Visitors receive material related to the campaign and have the opportunity to participate in a quiz to test their knowledge on dangerous substances and learn about proper risk assessment and management. Finally, they get the chance to meet Napo, the hero of a series of animated films that introduces workplace safety and health topics in a memorable, light-hearted way.