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Safety and prevention

The Occupational Health Nurse and risk assessment

Risk assessment for chemicals is a prerequisite to any risk prevention programme in general. It should lead to the construction of preventive actions plan in the Occupational Health Nurse’s project approach.

Pictographs in the workplace

The new European reglementation CLP (Classification Labelling Packaging) 1272/2008 integrates the GHS system in Europe, and with it, new pictographs representing chemical hazards.

Are we prepared?

Are we ready for events involving chemicals that would be capable of decimating a population?

Endocrine disruptors

The endocrine system plays an essential part in the maintenance of the biological equilibriums that are necessary for life.

Laboratory – Storage of chemicals

Storage of many different chemicals in a laboratory setting is done following a few simple rules: * Store by chemical compatibility * Use secondary containment

Laboratory – Fire prevention

The lab technician was cleaning metal parts with Hexane. The parts were placed in a beaker of Hexane which was on a hot plate.