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Document ID (ISN)112386
CIS number 12-0147
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 - Tile manufacture
Original title Método ECRES - Evaluación cualitativa del riesgo de exposición a sílice - Fábrica de baldosas [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_baldosas_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This document shows how to apply the ECRES method for the qualitative evaluation of the risk of exposure to silica in the manufacture of tiles. 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; material and pigment mixing; moulding; polishing; drying; transport; housekeeping; miscellaneous.
Descriptors (primary) Chile; silica; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; brick and tile industry
Descriptors (secondary) respirable dust; pigments; drying ovens and plants; polishing machines; grinding mills; materials handling; 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
Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials
Risk evaluation