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OSHwiki — dangerous substances and vulnerable groups

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OSHwiki — dangerous substances and vulnerable groups
  • EU
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Available in languages: 
English
Aprašymas: 

This article examines why certain groups of workers may be at greater risk of exposure to dangerous substances in the workplace. The article covers new workers, young workers, migrant workers and workers with certain medical conditions. The article gives information on the additional precautions that are necessary to ensure that adequate exposure control is achieved for these groups. Some information on relevant EU legislation is also included. There is also information on the additional risks associated with maintenance activities, on reproductive risks and on the potential for the secondary exposure of people outside the workplace, including a discussion on how this may be prevented.

The worker groups considered in this article are at increased risk of harm through exposure to dangerous substances as a result of communication difficulties, increased medical susceptibility, or the unusual and infrequent nature of the work they conduct. The considerations outlined in this article should allow the relevant issues to be addressed and should result in reduced risk for workers in these groups.

 

Sector / Industry covered: 
ŽEMĖS ŪKIS, MIŠKININKYSTĖ IR ŽUVININKYSTĖ
APDIRBAMOJI GAMYBA
STATYBA
Variklinių transporto priemonių techninė priežiūra ir remontas
Tasks covered: 
Applying Pesticides
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Handling Chemicals
Handling Plants
Installing or Removing Insulation
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Liquids
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance description
Substance description: 

 stone dust contains respirable crystalline silica,  perchloroethylene,  toluene a common solvent, certain anaesthetic gases used in healthcare, and lead compounds, Chlorinated paraffins, lead chromate...

CAS Number: 
crystalline silica 68855-54-9
perchloroethylene 127-18-4
toluene 108-88-3
Chlorinated paraffins 85535-84-8
lead chromate 12656-85-8
EC number: 
crystalline silica 272-489-0
perchloroethylene 204-825-9
toluene 203-625-9
Chlorinated paraffins 287-476-5
lead chromate 235-759-9
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Warning message / Alert
Type
Type: 
ES ir tarptautinė informacija
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Supervisor
Workers
Paskelbimo metai: 
2017