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Substitution

Dangerous substances should be eliminated from the workplace altogether if possible. Often, dangerous substances can be substituted with safe or less harmful alternatives, or work processes that generate dangerous substances can be replaced with processes that do not.

Elimination and substitution are the first priorities of measures in EU legislation on dangerous substances. Nonetheless, substitution seems difficult to implement in many workplaces and, therefore, there is a clear need for more support in this area.

Make substitution a feasible option for your workplace with our relevant tools and information and case studies that demonstrate substitution in practice.