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Document ID (ISN)101068
CIS number 03-93
ISBN(s) 972-8321-46-5
Year 2001
Convention or series no. IDICT Série Informação Técnica 13
Title The cork industry - Occupational safety and health manual
Original title Indústria da cortiça - Manual de prevenção [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, Sep. 2001. 157p. Illus. 20 ref. Price: EUR 7.48.
Abstract This manual presents an analysis of the hazards arising from the preparation and treatment of cork, as well as the appropriate prevention measures. The various hazards (mechanical, microbiological, electrical, chemical and thermal, respirable dust, noise) are identified and evaluated in terms of their effects on exposed workers. Preventive measures (including signalling, personal protective equipment, collective protection, training and information) are defined, together with the role of the safety and health service that each enterprise operating in this sector is required have. The various preparation and treatment operations of cork are described. For each operation, class of hazard, the specific hazard, the effects and prevention measures are listed in tables that can form the basis of a prevention programme. A glossary is included.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; training material; cork products industry; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) training manuals; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; safety and health training; risk factors; glossary; health hazards
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry