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Document ID (ISN)112389
CIS number 12-0150
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 - Sand and gravel manufacture
Original title Método ECRES - Evaluación cualitativa del riesgo de exposición à sílice - Planta de áridos y estabilizados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Departamento Salud Ocupacional y Contaminación Ambiental, av. Marathon 1000, Ñuñoa, Santiago 7780050, Chile, Feb. 2009, 42p. Illus.
Internet access Método_ECRES_Planta_de_áridos_y_estabilizados_[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 ssand and gravel. 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; material excavation and removal; transport; primary crushing; sieving; secondary crushing; transfer; material stacking; housekeeping; miscellaneous.
Descriptors (primary) Chile; silica; sand; stone crushing; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; mining and quarrying
Descriptors (secondary) respirable dust; sieving; materials handling; handling and storage; belt conveyors; housekeeping; personal protective equipment; check lists; public OSH institutions; legal aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceChile
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Mines and quarries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Construction industry and civil engineering