BOHS Conference at Warwick. , 1997/04.
Market research was carried out to determine industry's perception of occupational exposure limits (OELs) and the extent to which they influence the selection of measures to control exposure.
Telephone interviews were carried out with 1000 randomly selected users of chemicals, 400 from establishments with some use of chemicals and 600 from establishments with chemicals in daily use. 150 interviews were also carried out with Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives.
The interviews covered basic information on chemicals used, sources of information, risk reduction measures used and understanding of COSHH and OELs.
Most respondents came from firms with 10 employees or less (75%, all user group ; 57%, heavy user group), closely reflecting the profile of British industry.
In contrast, most (77%) Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives came from firms with at least 100 employees.
Respondents in the all user group were drawn from across the whole range of industrial activity, whereas the heavy users were concentrated in manufacturing.
The results showed that in making decisions on what control measures to use most users rely heavily on information from suppliers and personal experience and rather less on information from sources such as Trade Associations and HSE.
Most respondents reported that steps were taken to protect employees.
The use of personal protective equipment featured highly, followed by process controls. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Composé chimique, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Travailleur, Enquête, Questionnaire, Concentration maximale admissible, Cadre entreprise, Prise décision, Prévention, Travailleur(protection), Sécurité travail, Hygiène travail, Perception sociale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Industry, United Kingdom, Europe, Chemical compound, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Worker, Survey, Questionnaire, Maximum permissible concentration, Manager, Decision making, Prevention, Worker(protection), Work safety, Occupational hygiene, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0027966
Code Inist : 002B03L01. Création : 31/05/1999.