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Jochum Mansholt, Mansholt

Big steps in a small company

Mansholt shows that also in smaller companies, it is possible to make big steps when it comes to the reduction on exposure to hazardous substances.…

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the Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Johan Timmerman, Volandis

Sectoral approach to reduce exposure to DME

Dutch employee and employers organisations in construction worked together on the reduction of diesel motor emission (DME). Knowledge centre and consultant Volandis acted as an …

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the Netherlands
Construction
Edwin Buijsman, Batteryspray / Spits Engineering

New method for removal asbestos

We all know the image of asbestos removers, completely packed in white overalls and with masks. Due to the method developed by Batteryspray, it is…

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the Netherlands
Marcel Betten, De Samenwerking / Loonbedrijf Thijssen

Reducing use of pesticides

In order to control weeds in grassland, chemical products are used. Unfortunately, these products are not only hazardous to weed, but also to the employees…

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the Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Daan Beusker, Facilicom

Scanner of substances Facilicom

In order to get the right information to employees that work on location, this facilities and technical services provider developed the Stoffenscanner (scanner of substances).…

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the Netherlands
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Other service activities

Your Lungs at Work

Is you workplace affecting your breathing? This quiz is for people who are worried that their workplace might be affecting their breathing or lung health.…

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Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities
INRS

Factsheets for identifying and substituting carcinogens

The "Fiches d'Aide au Répérage des Cancérogènes" (FAR) and the "Fiches d'Aide à la Substitution des Cancérogènes" (FAS) have been created by the French Prevention…

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France
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities, Other service activities
DGUV

Dangerous substances in welding

The Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV, the German statutory accident insurance association for wood and metal work) has a website dedicated to dangerous substances in welding.…

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Germany
Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo

Construction workers — exposure to nanoparticles

Workers in the construction industry are exposed to many risks, including exposure to dangerous substances. Many of these dangerous substances derive from new products or…

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Spain
Construction
Leif Persson, Head of Business Development Cleaning, ISS Facility Services AB

Controlling chemicals in the cleaning sector - less is more

Workers in the cleaning sector undertake various activities and perform those in different work environments. How much workers are exposed to chemicals (i.a. Formaldehyde) depends on…

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Sweden
Other service activities

Workplace hygiene is paying off!

The Austrian enterprise “Urtel Diamantwerkzeuge Gmbh” produces diamond tools, parts thereof or use-ready tools by the means of sintering. A necessary part of the process…

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European Lung Foundation- Quiz

Setting and problem The European Lung Foundation (ELF) was founded by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2000 with the aim of bringing together patients,…

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Europe
, Brilliant ideas

Brilliant ideas’ pole drilling and filling system

Setting and problem Marking, drilling and filling holes in ceilings causes many occupational safety hazards for construction workers. It causes a repetitive strain on the…

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United Kingdom
Manufacturing, Other service activities
Wim van Veelen

A cancer free work environment

Intro/setting and problem In April 2016 the FNV (Dutch Federal Trade Union) has started a project called “Carcinogenic Substances”, in order to tackle the risks…

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the Netherlands
Sibelco, Sibelco

Sibelco Real Time Dust Monitoring

Intro/Setting/Problem Sibelco has been carrying out dust exposure monitoring for many years, both to ensure compliance with national Workplace Exposure Limits and as part of…

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United Kingdom
Manufacturing
Karen Oude Hengel, TNO

Breathing Free at Work

Intro/Setting/Problem In the Netherlands annually 3200 people die because of respiratory diseases or cancer. This is 86% of the total of 3700 people that die…

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the Netherlands
Manufacturing, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Other service activities
5x beter, 5x beter

Improvement check hazardous substances

Setting and problem 5 times better (in Dutch: 5xbeter) is a cooperation between five parties: Koninklijke Metaalunie, FME, FNV Metaal, CNV Vakmensen and De Unie. 5…

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the Netherlands
Manufacturing, Professional, scientific and technical activities
Maria Pia Virgolini, Dow AgroSciences Italia s.r.l.

Use of aqueous solution instead of solid pure substance

CASE 2: Sodium dichromate, a carcinogenic substance, is used in the manufacturing of styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer beads, which are intermediates in the production of ion exchange resins…

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Italy
Manufacturing, Professional, scientific and technical activities
Sylvie Lesterp, Department for Working conditions, Health and Safety at work, General Directorate for Labour, Ministry of Labour

Multi annual and strategic plans for Asbestos risk prevention / Un plan pluriannuel et stratégique pour la prévention du risque amiante

In France, at the current rate, more than 40 years will be needed to eradicate asbestos. For example, in 2015: 25,000 operations to remove or…

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France
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Manufacturing, Construction, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Education, Human health and social work activities
Hazardous substances Committee (AGS), BAUA - The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Activities on sterilizers with ethylene oxide and formaldehyde

In Germany, occupational safety and health (OSH) is embodied in and shaped by numerous laws, regulations, and ordinances with a view to ensuring the safety…

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Germany
Professional, scientific and technical activities, Human health and social work activities
Lars Brogaard, The United Federation of Danish Workers (3F)

Air pollution in Copenhagen Airport

Goal The goal of this solution was to minimize air pollution for workers at Copenhagen airport in Denmark. Target population and setting The target population…

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Denmark
Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities
Henrik von Hofsten, Magnus Lindberg, Skogforsk

The use of pesticides in the Swedish Forestry sector

The goal of this solution was to find a non-chemical protection against insects that is acceptable economically as well as environmentally by all stakeholders involved…

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Sweden
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Katrin Arthaber, Austrian Labour Inspectorate

Austrian campaign on carcinogens

To monitor the implementation of rules on carcinogens and to strengthen the knowledge about the risks of these chemical agents, Austrian’s labour inspectorate will conduct…

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Austria
Dr. Ellen Schmitz-Felten

SUBSPORT - Substitution Support Portal

Intro and problem setting In order to eliminate the risk of the exposure to hazardous substances, substitution of these hazardous chemicals is needed. However, finding…

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Germany
René Bekman, Fujifilm

Self-inspection tool Fujifilm

Setting and problem Measuring the dangers of working with hazardous substances in your company is very important. Yet, to measure all dangers that come from…

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The Netherlands
Professional, scientific and technical activities, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation
Giuseppe Fiorello, IPI Global Ltd

Lansdowne Chemicals safe packaging and dispense of Hydrazine Hydrate

Case Study: HSE supports small/medium size chemical company’s innovative solution to reduce the risk to workers health. Background Lansdowne Chemicals is a small/medium size specialist…

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United Kingdom
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Transportation and storage, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Human health and social work activities
, Ecolab

APEX paint detackification technology - ECOLAB

Introduction and problem setting There is still room for improvement in making the world a cleaner, safer and healthier place, and in protecting people and…

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Germany
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Vezelveiligheid

Safe with every fiber - campaign

Asbestos is one of the carcinogens causing many deaths. The Dutch Demolition Association (VERAS), the Association for Removal of Toxic Construction materials (VVTB) and the foundation for…

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The Netherlands
Construction
Interflon, Interflon

Non-CMR based lubricants - INTERFLON

Introduction and problem setting Every year at least 100.000 people die due to exposure to carcinogens. Legislation forces companies to substitute CMR-products, and often companies…

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The Netherlands
Construction Dust Partnership, Construction Dust Partnership

The Construction Dust Partnership

The Construction Dust Partnership (CDP) is an industry collaboration from Great Britain directly involving many organizations, including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The aim…

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United Kingdom
Construction
Florence Lumen (NEPSI secretariat), NEPSI

Nepsi good practice guide

NEPSI is the acronym for the ‘ European Network for Silica’ formed by the Employee and Employer European sectoral associations. They have signed the Social…

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Europe
Mining and quarrying, Construction

Time to clear the air

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) from Great Britain plays the role of national regulator and catalyst when it comes to preventing death, injuries and…

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United Kingdom
Construction
Cumela, Cumela

Toolboxes for working with dust - CUMELA

CUMELA Netherlands is a branch organization for entrepreneurs working in the agricultural or infrastructural sector. In cooperation with the Dutch Lung Alliance (LAN) and the…

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The Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Dr. Gerald G. Altnau , European Association for Safer Coatings Removal - EASCR

Coating removal without DCM

EASCR is the European Association for Safe Coatings Removal. EASCR represents the interest of producers of innovative products for safer coatings removal. Up until the…

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Europe
André Moons, TNO

Cordless backpack vacuum cleaner

The dust released during construction work often contains fine particulate matter. This is harmful for health, especially when it contains carcinogens. In collaboration with TNO,…

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The Netherlands
Construction
Stoffenmanager, Cosanta

Stoffenmanager

Stoffenmanager® is a validated web-based instrument intended to support both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large organisations in prioritising and controlling the risks of…

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The Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities, Information and communication, Financial and insurance activities, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use, Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Linda Matisane

Self-tests about carcinogens, asbestos and dust

Strādā vesels, the Latvian organisation for occupational safety and health, has developed self-tests for employees to test their knowledge on carcinogens, asbestos, dust and other…

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Latvia
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities, Information and communication, Financial and insurance activities, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use, Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Diana Martens, Labour Inspectorate

Self-assessment tool for working with hazardous substances

Employers are often motivated to minimise the exposure of their employees to hazardous substances, but often don’t know where to start. Therefore, the Dutch Labour…

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The Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities, Information and communication, Financial and insurance activities, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use, Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Jasmeen Daji, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

No Time to Lose case study - MTS Cleansing Services Ltd

IOSH No Time to Lose campaign pledge signatory MTS Cleansing Services Ltd put in place initiatives to reduce diesel engine exhaust emissions in the workplace.…

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United Kingdom
Mining and quarrying, Construction
Siegfried de Ruiter, TOXIC

Substitution of dangerous substances

You would like to substitute dangerous substances in your company? How to know about the impact and what aspects require attention? Find out more in…

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The Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Human health and social work activities
SLIC CHEMEX Working Group, SLIC - Senior Labour Inspectors Committee

Respirable Crystalline Silica on Construction Sites

The European Commission’s Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) launched its Guidance for National Labour Inspectors on Thursday 27 October 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands.…

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Europe
Construction
Inspectorate SZW, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

The Dangers of Silica Dust

Silica is found in many resources used in construction. In and of itself, that is not a problem, until you wish to drill, mill, saw,…

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The Netherlands
Construction
Health and Safety, TUC (UK)

Dust in the Workplace (October 2011)

Guidance for health and safety representatives. In many workplaces dust is a major problem. However dust can be more than just a nuisance – it…

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United Kingdom
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Construction
Health and Safety, TUC (UK)

Occupational Cancer – A Workplace Guide (February 2012)

Cancer is not a single disease with a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer affecting different parts of…

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United Kingdom
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, Transportation and storage, Accommodation and food service activities, Information and communication, Financial and insurance activities, Real estate activities, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative and support service activities, Public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Education, Human health and social work activities, Arts, entertainment and recreation, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use, Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
Wouter Fransman, TNO

Dust-free working

Fine particulate matter is harmful to health, particularly when it contains carcinogens like respirable crystalline silica (RCS), hardwood, chromium and nickel. Workers coming into contact…

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The Netherlands
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Manufacturing, Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, Construction
IOSH, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

No Time to Lose Campaign

IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign aims to get the causes of occupational cancer more widely understood and help businesses take action. To achieve this…

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United Kingdom
Education, Human health and social work activities
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