Minimising chemical risk to workers’ health and safety through substitution
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This report presents the work undertaken and results reached in a study on the practical implementation of substitution of chemicals at workplaces across the EU. The focus was on substitution as a risk management measure for reducing the risk to workers’ health and safety from chemicals at the workplace. Substitution has throughout the work been approached through a risk management perspective. The study’s main objectives were firstly, to find out if there was a need for a common guidance on substitution across the EU and, secondly, if needed and seen as a possibility, to develop a common... approach to substitution and present this in a draft guidance document. The results indicated that a common guidance across the EU would be welcome; hence the majority of this work was directed towards developing a common approach and presenting it as a guidance document.