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SUBSPORTplus Team

Surface treatment of metals and plastic

This document describes the best available techniques for surface treatment of metals and plastics. Substitution possibilities for EDTA, PFOS, zinc cyanide, copper cyanide and hexavalent…

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Manufacturing
SUBSPORTplus Team , Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon

Substitution of formaldehyde as a tissue fixative

Formaldehyde is an organic compound used as a tissue fixative for microscopy and histology. In this case study, formaldehyde was substituted by a product containing:…

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France
Professional, scientific and technical activities, Human health and social work activities
SUBSPORTplus Team , Laboratorios de Control de Calidad de la Consejería de Fomento de Castilla y León

Elimination of trichloroethylene in asphalt quality control laboratories

Trichloroethylene is used in quality control laboratories to determine the amount of bitumen in asphalt mixtures. Bitumen is a hazardous substance whose elimination or substitution…

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Spain
Professional, scientific and technical activities, Human health and social work activities
SUBSPORTplus Team , University of Medical Scienses in Poznan

Ionic liquids for tissue fixation instead of formalin

In this study 1-methyl-3-octyloxymethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate proved to be a very good tissue fixative. Compared to fixation with formalin, it resulted in comparable quality of preparations.…

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Poland
Professional, scientific and technical activities, Human health and social work activities
SUBSPORTplus Team , Philips Healthcare

Lithium Ion battery for portable defibrillators

Lithium ion batteries are an alternative to those based on nickel and cadmium (NiCd). Medical equipment, like portable defibrillators, is still allowed by EU legislation…

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The Netherlands
Human health and social work activities
SUBSPORTplus Team

Substitution in a hairdresser's shop

In Denmark, the certification of "Green hairdresser's shop" restricts the use of hazardous chemicals, especially hair dyes. The transition to a "Green hairdresser's shop" made…

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Denmark
Other service activities
SUBSPORTplus Team

Use of natural materials in vertical sidings

Several natural materials are used as alternatives to cement in vertical sidings. Commercial cement may contain hazardous substances as crystalline silica dust (carcinogen and endocrine…

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Construction
SUBSPORTplus Team, Walla Walla Environmental

Formaldehyde free preservative for starch adhesives

Formaldehyde is a common preservative but is a carcinogen and a skin sensitizer. An alternative product made of sodium chloride and compounds extracted from berries…

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United States
Manufacturing, Construction, Other service activities
SUBSPORTplus Team

Substitution of sulfochromatic mixtures

Sulfochromatic mixtures may cause cancer by inhalation, is very toxic to aquatic life, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and may…

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France
Professional, scientific and technical activities
SUBSPORTplus Team, Teknos

Surface treatment panels for walls and ceilings

In surface treatment of panels for walls and ceilings (MDF-plates), an acid-cured primer and top-coating can be substituted with a water-based primer and an UV-cured…

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Denmark
Manufacturing, Construction
SUBSPORTplus Team, Teknos

Surface treatment of plywood

In surface treatment of plywood, an acid-cured primer and top-by 94% and reduces the amount and number of classified ingredients with carcinogenic and reprotoxic effects.…

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Denmark
Manufacturing, Construction
SUBSPORTplus Team

Microfiber mopping – cleaning without chemicals

Floor cleaning in hospitals is often done using cleaning agents containing disinfectants such as quaternary ammonium chlorides, formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde. Microfiber cleaning demonstrates a superior…

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Sweden
Human health and social work activities, Other service activities
Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie (BG RCI) and Institut für Arbeitsschutz der DGUV (IFA)

GDA Hazardous Substance Check (GDA Gefahrstoff-Check)

The GDA Hazardous Substance Check is a service available to all parties involved in occupational health and safety within a company. Its aim is to…

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Germany
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, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Education, Other service activities, Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use
Rijkswaterstaat, Rijksvastgoedbedrijf and ProRail

Hexavalent chromium management regime

The objective of this management regime is to provide everyone with guidelines for the safe processing and removal of coatings containing hexavalent chromium. It is…

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The Netherlands
Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation and storage
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Doris Holwerda, TOXIC

Substitution of dangerous substances

You would like to reduce the risks of working with dangerous substances in your company. Where to start and which aspects require most attention? Toxic…

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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
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