“Reducing respirable crystalline silica dust effectively on construction sites”

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Description

Project aims to provide state of the art and support to construction companies, workers, and experts of a proper implementation of the European occupational exposure limit value for RCS.Final project deliverable -mapping exercise uses a traffic light system to present, for as many construction activities as possible, how companies can reach a green light, by taking the correct measures to prevent exposure to respirable silica dust.

Partners

EFBWW –leader, FIEC –co-leader

Aim

Map various types of construction works and evaluate their level of RCS exposure; Evaluate the level of protection needed for the different types of construction works; Describe technical and organisational measures to reach the best achievable level of protection.

Exchange of Experiences:

Input to research was provided by various EU countries

Outcomes

Impacts/Outcomes 1:
Conducted research report presents information on the state of the art in RCS prevention, including the most advanced technical and organisational solutions for prevention on construction sites.
Impacts/Outcomes 2:
Mapping exercise, describing the technical and organisational measures for as many construction activities as possible to reduce the emission or exposure below the limit value. A green light indicates prevention practices that will meet the limit value, a red light indicates practices that will not meet the limit value, and a grey zone indicates practices that are still unclear and may be closer either to green or red.
Impacts/Outcomes 3:
Provided guidance on the needed technical innovations for those activities for which the new limit value is more complicated or impossible to achievePolicy/Initiative

Policy/Initiative

Skills Gaps:
Usage of proper equipment to prevent exposure to RCS

Recommendations

Training:
Usage of proper equipment to prevent exposure to RCS Awareness of hazardous substances at the construction sites Proper implementation of EU legislation
Transfer in Europe:
Translation of mapping exercise in 12 EU languages to boost wider dissemination.
Training:Usage of proper equipment to prevent exposure to RCS Awareness of hazardous substances at the construction sites Proper implementation of EU legislationTransfer in Europe:Translation of mapping exercise in 12 EU languages to boost wider dissemination.

Contact Information

Name of Organisation:FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation)
Address:Avenue des Arts 20
Zip/City:1000 Bruxelles
Country:Belgium
Email:Info@fiec.eu
Website:https://www.fiec.eu/
Contact Person
Contact Name:Roberta Stankeviciute
Contact Phone:+32 473 33 04 09
Contact Email:r.stankeviciute@fiec.eu
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