05/07/2010

Danger: chemicals!

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work informs about a new cartoon
movie on chemicals with the cartoon hero Napo.
'Napo in... Danger: chemicals!' is a revised version of 'Scratch and Sniff -
chemical risks at work' produced in 2003. The film introduces changes to
harmonise the signs used in the transport of dangerous goods and the signs used
in product classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals. By 1
December 2010 substances must be reclassified and labelled in line with the new
global system (GHS), and from 1 June 2015 the same process will be applied to
mixtures (formerly called preparations).

Napo is a normal person - neither good nor bad, neither young nor old. In this
respect, his culture is neutral. He is a willing worker who can be the victim
of situations over which he has no control but he can also identify hazards or
risks, and make good suggestions to improve safety and work organisation.

Napo is a likeable and attractive character with strong reactions and emotions.
When Napo is annoyed, bored or in love - it shows! As such, everyone can
identify with Napo, from young employees to someone who has worked in the
company for many years.


More information


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work