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24/11/2003

The practical prevention of risks from dangerous substances at work

Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2003 - ISBN 92-9191-050-3


Dangerous substances are found in many workplaces. Around 16% of workers in Europe report handling hazardous products and 22% are exposed to toxicfumes and vapours for at least a quarter of their working time. Exposure to dangerous substances can occur anywhere at work, on farms, in hairdressers’ shops, in motor-vehicle repair shops, in hospitals, at chemical plants.


author(s): European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
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