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Netherlands - Working safely with dangerous substances such as chromium-6

InnovatiekrachtSpijkenisseNetherlands
07/11/2019

This event aims to raise awareness of the health and safety risks posed by dangerous substances, especially carcinogens, in the workplace. Speakers also promote the importance of a strong occupational health and safety (OSH) culture in the Netherlands.

Speakers pay special attention to chromium-6, a carcinogenic substance that also threatens public health as it can sometimes be found in drinking water. They offer guidance on exposure limits and introduce measurement and substitution methods for chromium-6 to eliminate workplace exposure.

Furthermore, speakers share examples of prevention measures that can be implemented to achieve a dust-free working environment. They then focus on safe waste processing methods as well as personal protective measures to minimise work-related diseases and share good practice examples for managing carcinogenic substances.

Speakers:

  • Jos de Lange, National Focal Point Manager, TNO Prevention, Work & Health
  • Emil Schellenkens, Real estate expert, Rijksvastgoedbedrijf
  • Jan Kegelaer, Operational director, RPS
  • Marc Kuipers, Inspector general, Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate
  • Michiel Brokamp, Project safety advisor, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Patrick Cremers, Soil and waste specialist, ProRail
  • Ric van Poll, Senior researcher environment and health, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and Environment
  • Sander Wander, Senior advisor, Rijkswaterstaat
Organisation: 
TNO Prevention, Work & Health
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