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Management of occupational health & safety issues

Occupational Health & Safety

Tools in this category address health and safety at work. They explain how to conduct risk assessments of work places, how to prevent accidents and how to provide health care to employees in order to ensure their well being.  



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EU-OSHA Danger: chemicals! The hazard pictograms explained (leaflet)

EU-OSHA Danger: chemicals! The hazard pictograms explained

The pictograms for labelling chemical products have changed. Prevent workplace injury and diseases by learning more about the pictograms. Learn with Napo how to keep your workplace safe!

Chemical products are used every day at work - not just in factories, but also in construction work or in offices - in things like cleaning products, paints, etc.

The European Union’s 2009 classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) regulation introduced new warning pictograms. The diamond-shaped pictograms indicate the nature of the hazard(s) associated with the use of a hazardous substance or mixture. On labels, the pictograms are accompanied by signal words, hazard statements, and precautionary statements, as well as product and supplier information.

Occupational Health Check-Up (CIA)

This self assessment developed by the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in the UK covers 11 subject areas linked to occupational health. Results give valuable indication of the extent to which a chemical company is providing health care.

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EU-OSHA Materials for Safe Maintenance

The European Agency for Health & Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) provides materials to support its Safe Maintenance campaign. Maintenance is essential to keep the working environment safe & healthy; on the other hand, it is a high-risk activity that has to be performed in a safe way. The website provides a number of topical publications such as leaflets, fact sheets, presentations, awareness videos and reports. 

EU-OSHA Materials for Risk Assessment in Workplaces

The European Agency for Health & Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) provides materials to support occupational risk assessment in companies (posters, leaflets, etc.) tailored for SMEs. The website provides a number of topical publications such as information on exposure to vibration, skin diseases and dermal exposure, the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders a. o. (not specifically tailored for chemical industry).

Risk Management Toolkit for SMEs (VTT Finland a. o.)

The toolkit provides practical tools and easy-to-read information for the development of risk management in SMEs.

  • 'Instruction books' provide background material for the topic in question.
  • 'Work books' allows for in-depth examination of risks. Info cards summarize specific areas of risk management. Issues covered include vulnerability analysis, personnel & environmental risks a. o.

 The tool kit has been developped by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in cooperation with IOSH (UK) and EU-OSHA (not specifically tailored for chemical industry).

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

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Facts and Figures

The 2016 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

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Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

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