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Factsheet 90 - Maintenance and OSH — A statistical picture

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Factsheet 90 - Maintenance and OSH — A statistical picture
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Description: 

Occupational diseases and work-related health problems (such as asbestosis, cancer, hearing problems, and musculoskeletal disorders) are prevalent among workers involved in maintenance activities. Maintenance workers are also at risk of all types of accidents. EUROSTAT data from five EU countries indicate that at least 15-20% of all accidents and 10-15% of all fatal accidents are related to maintenance operations (in 2006). It is essential to implement appropriate risk assessment procedures for maintenance operations, as well as employing adequate preventive measures to ensure the safety and health of workers involved in maintenance activities.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Biochemical hazards
Fungi
Viruses
Bacteria
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance description
Substance description: 

chemical hazards (work with asbestos, welding, exposure to

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CAS Number: 
asbestos 12172-73-5
EC number: 
asbestos 601-801-3
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Report
Type
Type: 
EU & international information
Year of publication: 
2010