Matthieu Lassus about procedures

‘The limit values are

an important step’

 

After introducing the different procedures and legislative systems that come into play when dealing with carcinogens at the workplace, risk prevention engineer Matthieu Lassus, goes on to give some instructions to the different break-out sessions that are to take place. Can we find a quicker procedure to introduce new regulation? The limit values are an important step, but are not an end in themselves – how to ensure we minimize exposure? To what extent do we trust OELs? And can we look into the link between protection and return on investment?

QUOTES BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

“When are Occupational Exposure Levels (OELs) binding?”

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“We need a method to update OEL’s in case of new scientific information.”

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“Having too low OEL can lead to outsourcing to offshore companies.”

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“The first thing to do is substitution and close systems.”

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“Feasibility is a part of the EU BOEL setting procedure.”

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“There is a call for transparency about the scientific health based and incorporated feasibility aspects in the OEL’s.”

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“Different approaches can be used to reach safe working practices with dangerous substances.”

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“SCOEL has a fixed framework of seven stages driving OEL’s”

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“SCOEL uses publicly available data.”

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“Toxicological data of substances registered in REACH should be available for determing OEL’s by SCOEL.”