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Putting workers' safety and health into green chemistry.
Toxicologist 2011 Mar; 120(Suppl 2):195
Early attempts at reducing the environmental impact of chemical manufacturing may have resulted in enhanced risk to workers' safety and health. Eliminating or reducing the environmental hazards associated with a chemical often requires the introduction of new processes or the modification of preexisting systems. These changes range from the production of smaller volumes of a substance to the replacement of an existing chemical with a "safer" alternative. These changes can result in unforeseen consequences if the occupational health hazards and associated risks are not considered. This presentation will highlight the impact of the green chemistry movement on workers' safety and health, in addition to emphasizing the need to eliminate occupational health hazards through the application of the principles of Prevention through Design.
Environmental-control; Environmental-physiology; Environmental-stress; Environmental-technology; Injury-prevention; Occupational-safety-programs; Physiological-effects; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Statistical-analysis; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-motivation; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
The Toxicologist. Society of Toxicology 50th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 6-10, 2011, Washington, DC
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