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Dangerous substances and vulnerable groups

Dangerous substances and vulnerable groups

OSHwiki, the collaborative online encyclopaedia of accurate and reliable information on occupational safety and health (OSH), explores the dangerous substances topic from the perspective of vulnerable groups of workers. This article examines the reasons why certain groups of workers may be at greater risk of exposure to dangerous substances in the workplace. The article covers new workers, young workers, migrant workers and workers with certain medical conditions. The article gives information on the additional precautions that are necessary to ensure that adequate exposure control is achieved for these groups. Some information on relevant EU legislation is also included. See More