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Document ID (ISN)112388
CIS number 12-0149
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Title The ECRES method - Qualitative evaluation of the risk of exposure to silica - Dental laboratories
Original title Método ECRES - Evaluación cualitativa del riesgo de exposición a sílice - Laboratorios dentales [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, 32p. Illus.
Internet access Método_ECRES_Laboratorios_dentales_[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 dental laboratories. 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; plaster mould preparation; flasking; housekeeping; miscellaneous.
Descriptors (primary) Chile; silica; laboratories; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; dental services
Descriptors (secondary) respirable dust; plaster; moulding; housekeeping; personal protective equipment; check lists; public OSH institutions; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceChile
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Risk evaluation
Health care services