02/15/2013

Minimising chemical risk to workers' health and safety through substitution

A new report presents the results of a study on the practical implementation of
substitution of hazardous chemicals, as an occupational health and safety risk
management measure, in workplaces across the EU. Funded by DG Employment,
Social Affairs and Inclusion, the publication examines if there is a need for
an EU-wide common guidance on substitution, with results indicating that such a
document would be welcome.

It recognises that various approaches to substitution - as well as challenges
to these approaches - exist, and there-fore the bulk of the report focuses on
developing a common approach to substitution and presenting it as a guidance
document.

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