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Reinhold Rühl, retired, formerly head of the hazardous materials department at BG BAU

Dustfree construction sites are possible

Dust in the workplace is often viewed as a painful reality, whether it is the dust in the office, the dust in the quarry, in…

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Germany
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Construction
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
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
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, 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
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
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