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Document ID (ISN)110703
CIS number 10-0258
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Prevention of exposure to alveolar crystalline silica
Original title Prévenir l'exposition à la silice cristalline alvéolaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, p.10-12. Illus.
Abstract This article presents the objectives and activities of the NEPSI platform (French acronym for European Network on Silica), a European project on the control of exposure to alveolar crystalline silica. This platform is the result of an agreement between European representatives of industries using crystalline silica, namely the aggregates, cement, ceramics, foundry, glass fibre, special glass, container glass, flat glass, industrial minerals, mineral wool, natural stones, mining, mortar, pre-cast concrete and clay sectors. NEPSI has developed a guide to safe work practices and ensures that it is duly applied by the signatories of the agreement.
Descriptors (primary) silica; dust control; information dissemination; limitation of exposure; non-metallic mineral products industries
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; glass fibre; mineral wool; silicosis; cooperation; safe working methods; brick and tile industry; glass industry; cement industry; comment on directive
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials