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Norway - Risk assessement of dangerous substances related to silage

Radisson Blu Hotel Trondheim Airport, Lufthavnsveien 30StjørdalNorway
14/10/2019

Handling fish waste - why is it dangerous and how should it be done?

Safe handling of silage is important in preventing accidents. Improper handling in the silage tank can cause explosive gases such as hydrogen sulfide and methane to form. The risk of explosion is usually greatest for empty plants / tanks that have not been cleaned or aerated, for example on work barges, fish shelters, slaughterhouses and industrial plants.

Recently, there have been several accidents related to maintenance work in silage tanks in Norway. On the basis of the accidents and the risk of new accidents, the Labor Inspectorate has intensified both inspections and guidance.

At the seminar we will discuss how to handle silage safely and securely. A larger Norwegian silage recipient explains how they work with silage. The Labor Inspectorate gives examples of the correct handling and how wrong it can go if the handling is not correct.

Participants will also be shown a digital tool that helps you identify the risk of hazardous chemicals. The tool makes it easier to keep track of the chemicals in your business and how you should handle them. The tool was developed by EU-OSHA, but has been translated and specifically adapted to Norwegian conditions and regulations.

Organisation: 
The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
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