Finland - Conference on safe ways to identify and use chemicals at work
This conference discusses the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign and aims to raise awareness of the risks related to chemical agents.
Speakers share insights on how to safely identify and handle dangerous substances at work in order to minimise exposures and occupational diseases. They underline the importance of proper risk management of chemical agents in workplaces in Finland – especially in the cleaning, property management, social and health care sectors.
Speakers discuss the legislation related to chemicals, stressing the need for a hierarchical approach to prevention, and discuss how to keep risk assessment documents up-to-date. They share good practice examples from various industries, demonstrating how the effective management of chemical risks can help to ensure both the safety and health of workers and the economic success of businesses and society as a whole.
- Liisa Hakala, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
- Alimou Diallo, CEO, Hygisafe