Good Practice Award 2018-19: Family-run potato-sorting business in Netherlands reduces harmful dust
The Dutch company Mansholt BV received a Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Award for reducing workers’ exposure to potentially harmful dust in the potato-sorting shed.
The company collaborated with the occupational health service provider Stigas by combining technical, organisational and personal protective measures that have considerably reduced the amount of dust in the air. Together they worked on purchasing new equipment and updating production processes.
The case study is an example of how small companies with limited resources can successfully implement these methods and therefore significantly increase the health and safety of workers.