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EU-OSHA’s website offers access to more than a hundred publications on dangerous substances, ranging from factsheets on basic topics to comprehensive reports (e.g. on reprotoxic substances and carcinogens) and encyclopaedic OSHwiki articles, which can be found in the section ‘Dangerous substances’.

During the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2018-19 on dangerous substances many of these publications are being updated and amended, and new publications and new formats are being added.

Campaign infosheets inform the user about basic and priority actions for managing dangerous substances. Infographics are used to bring the most important facts and figures to life. Updated and new OSHwiki articles enlarge and improve the coverage provided by the OSHwiki section on dangerous substances.

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Legionnaires’ disease is usually thought of as a public health issue rather than an occupational health matter, even though it often strikes workers in places at high risk of outbreak (which include cooling towers, premises where mist machines are present, biological waste water treatment...See more

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As 3D printing is a relatively new industry, not much is known about the possible impact on safety and health at work.

This expert review provides a brief introduction to 3D printing and examines the risks involved in it.

The reader will be left with a better understanding of the...See more

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Maintenance workers come into close contact with a broad variety of often hazardous chemicals. Depending on the specific type, these chemicals may not only cause diseases like skin sores or cancer, but many of them are highly flammable and explosive. This e-facts focuses on the specific risks...See more

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The chemical industry is one of the industries with the most stringent safety regulations. Regular revision, servicing and maintenance work is required due to the high stress placed on equipment by exposure to very aggressive substances, high temperatures and pressures. This e-fact focuses on...See more

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