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15/10/2018
Can the example of how a bigger company manage its chemical products inspire SMEs ? The answer is apparently yes, as a 20 participants had the opportunity to visit the factory of L'Oreal, in Libramont (B), on September 28th, to see how dangerous...
A workshop organised by the Belgian Focal Point of EU-OSHA and the Enterprsie Europe Network- OSH Ambassador, allowed participants of several sectors to understand the new campaign and how it is important to take measures in the framework of dangerous substances. The safety advisers of L'Oréal also explained how they proceed on their side, from the order of a substance until it is added to the production. They showed what concrete solutions they had put in place to prevent risks due to the...See more
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14/10/2018
The EFNMS Chairman was invited to the SYSKEVASIA 2018 - PLASTICA 2018' Exhibition and presented there the hazards related to the use of chemicals in the packaging sector.
The Hellenic Chemists Association invited the Chairman of the EFNMS H&S Committee Dr George Scroubelos to present the hazards of explosive chemicals as well as the conditions under which some chemicals may cause explosions. The presentation also addressed the ATEX directive and the Ex-proof hardware and also included some case studies. This event was supported by the Greek Focal Point the Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity.See more
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12/10/2018
ETRMA hosted three consecutive days meetings were the management of dangerous substances at the workplace was discussed
ETRMA hosted during the 9 , 10 and 11 of October three consecutive days internal meetings that gathered professionals of the Health and Safety, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs departments of companies of the Tyre and General Rubber Goods sector. One of the sessions included professionals involving the management of End-Of-Life tyres. Among other topics, participants exchange on regulatory trends on Classification and Labelling of Substances and Workers´ safety regulation. During the meetings,...See more
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11/10/2018
EFNMS promoted the EU-OSHA Campaign during the 12th Maintenance Forum organized by the Hellenic Maintenance Society (HMS).
The 12th Maintenance Forum is an annual event organized by the Hellenic Maintenance Society. This year the Forum was organised in Athens and was supported by the EFNMS which was represented by the EFNMS Chairman Mr Cosmas Vamvalis as well Dr George Scroubelos, the EHSEC Chairman. Dr Scroubelos organised one workshop for chemical substances measurements but also made a presentation on the EU-OSHA Campaign as well as good and bad chemical handling practices.See more
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11/10/2018
To tie in with the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign, EU-OSHA has created new infosheets on two important topics in this area. Practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances in workplaces looks at the importance of such resources in limiting workers’ exposure to harmful substances. It describes and links to many existing tools from the database that can be used for effective safety and health management. Manufactured nanomaterials in the workplace provides...See more
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09/10/2018
This year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign topic: managing dangerous substances in the workplace . Join the European Week and celebrate with EU-OSHA and its partners by taking part in some of the many events and activities we’re organising! There are all kinds of other ways to get involved: you could find out how to raise awareness using our revamped campaign toolkit , enter your organisation into our Good Practice Awards or look...See more
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04/10/2018
The rapid development of nanotechnologies has brought with it concerns about the potential hazards to human health. Managing the risks associated with nanomaterials in the workplace is fundamentally the same as for other dangerous substances...
What are nanomaterials? Manufactured nanomaterials are structures on a scale comparable to that of atoms and molecules, invisible to the naked eye. Their small size allows for the development of light-weight materials with high strength, high conductivity or high chemical reactivity. Nanotechnologies are often viewed as one of the critical breakthroughs of the 21st Century. Nanomaterials are now used in a wide-range of products and sectors. You may have come into contact with them in your daily...See more
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28/09/2018
In the context of the ENES Programme 2020 and the EU-OSHA campaign on management of dangerous substances Fecc has update the guidance on mangement of Exposure Scenarios in the Safety Data Sheet.
Effective communication between suppliers and customers helps to ensure that relevant information of substances and mixtures is provided in the supply chain ensuring the safe use of them. As the link between manufacturers and downstream users the transfer of the information in the supply chain is key for distributors. However, when communicating the relevant safety data sheet (SDS) and exposure scenario (ES) distributors frequently observe significant inconsistencies in the information on safe...See more
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28/09/2018
On 22 October, EU-OSHA, alongside its partners, sets the wheels in motion for the European Week for Safety and Health at Work to encourage participative and active safety management of dangerous substances. A major milestone of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign , the week inspires hundreds of events all over Europe, such as film screenings, social media events, conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions. Why don't you find out what is happening near you between 22 and 26...See more
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24/09/2018
The EFNMS H&S Committee distributed healthy workplaces campaign material during the Euromaintenance 4.0 event.
The Euromaintenance 4.0 conference proved to be a golden opportunity to distribute promotional material of the ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances’ campaign in English and Flemish to more than 1300 participants from 51 countries from all over the world. The material was displayed on a special counter and it can be considered a huge success that all material was distributed.See more

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