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RR14 - Ways for SMEs to assess and control risks from hazardous substances

Aimed at small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) and organised to share information on developments in Europe of tools for assessment and control. The participants of several institutes involved in this field agreed on statements on what is necessary to help SME's small firms need simple tools that describe what they have to do in plain language; any tool developed should have a scientific basis; an electronic tool is worth developing for the future as more and more workplaces and individuals access the internet; quite a few of the tools presented use safety data sheets as a starting point, there was agreement on the fact that that the more accurate these are the better for workers' health. The results of the workshop have led to action points to take this forward.

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Updated 2010-03-19