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The practical application of prevention measures at workplace level is well described in many case studies published by enterprises themselves, public institutions and authorities, industrial associations and trade unions. These institutions have gathered together such case studies and published them in varying levels of detail and formats. Some are short success stories, others cover in detail aspects of risk reduction, as well as technological and financial aspects of the practical solutions in question. Even life cycle considerations are described (i.e. addressing the risks posed by dangerous substances during their whole life cycle, from raw material to waste). Formats vary from easy-to-read two-page information sheets to extensive technical descriptions. Supporting videos are an emerging format, and increasingly publications are available in more than one language.

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08/12/2009
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A properly organised risk assessment process involves a wide range of areas to be assessed: workplaces, routine and non-routine activities, specific (dangerous) works and work premises. As a result of an incomplete risk assessment, there is the possibility that the risk reduction...See more

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27/03/2012
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The current good practice for the handling of carbon nano tubes (CNT) is to minimise the potential exposure to the workers.

This case study describes the various risk management measures (RMM) introduced by a producer to minimise the exposure to CNT. The RMM applied by this company during...See more

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27/03/2012
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Within IMEC, many manufactured nano objects (MNOs) are being used. Current good practice for the handling of MNOs is to minimise potential exposure of workers.

The main aim was to minimise manufactured nano objects exposure for workers by applying appropriate risk...See more

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25/01/2012
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POLIMARKY implemented a new production line designed for the manufacturing of hybrid nanocomposites for thermoplastic materials using nanoclays (Nanofil 3000 and Nanofil 3010) as nanofillers. Workers could potentially be exposed to the nanoplates of nanoclays during handling operations (removal...See more

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Industrial Chemistry Research Institute (ICRI) have developed technologies of silica nanospheres using the sol-gel process. ICRI undertakes also research projects focused on application of these nanospheres as fillers for polymer nanocomposites (PVC, PET, PC, PA). Through an analysis the...See more

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