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