Malta - Protecting vulnerable groups from dangerous substances at work
This seminar aims to raise awareness of the importance of preventing risks stemming from dangerous substances, and to provide insight on how to successfully manage such risks.
Speakers discuss effective ways to manage risks caused by workers’ exposure to dangerous substances such as asbestos. They pay special attention to vulnerable groups that are most likely to be majorly affected by dangerous substances, for instance women, young workers, migrant workers and temporary workers.
Finally, speakers present national legislation on dangerous substances in the workplace, highlighting the regulations created to control occupational exposure limits to prevent safety and health hazards. They focus on the Control Of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations, which include measures to prevent accidents involving dangerous substances and the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) which provides information on the risks posed by hazardous substances and how they should be handled to create safe working environments.
- Charles Micallef, Manager of OHS Officers, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Clinton Cachia, Principal OHS Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Catriona Francica, Principal OHS Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Mark Gauci, Chief Executive Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Melhino Mercieca, Senior Manager of International Affairs, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Vincent Attard, Senior Manager, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Mark Rosso, Occupational Physician, Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Ingrid Borg, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Malta Competition and Consumers Affairs Authority