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Document ID (ISN)112387
CIS number 12-0148
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alcaíno Lara J., eds.
Title The ECRES method - Qualitative evaluation of the risk of exposure to silica - Manufacture of ceramics
Original title Método ECRES - Evaluación cualitativa del riesgo de exposición a sílice - Fábrica de cerámicas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Departamento Salud Ocupacional y Contaminación Ambiental, av. Marathon 1000, Ñuñoa, Santiago 7780050, Chile, July 2009, 43p. Illus.
Internet access Método_ECRES_Fábrica_de_cerámicas_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in Spanish]
Abstract This document shows how to apply the ECRES method for the qualitative evaluation of the risk of exposure to silica applied to the manufacture of ceramics. The method allows the identification of priority areas for action by means of filling-in check lists addressing the following issues: legal aspects; aspects that contribute towards better management; unloading and storage; grinding and mixing; moulding; polishing; transport; housekeeping; miscellaneous.
Descriptors (primary) Chile; silica; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; pottery industry
Descriptors (secondary) respirable dust; moulding; grinding machines; polishing machines; materials handling; handling and storage; in-plant transport; mixing, kneading; housekeeping; personal protective equipment; check lists; public OSH institutions; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceChile
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials
Pneumoconioses
Risk evaluation