Mineral raw materials

Risk assessment for SMEs

Asbestos-containing serpentinite: vital rules for the processing

The employer is responsible for occupational safety and health protection in a company. He is responsible for ensuring that no accidents occur and that the health of employees is not harmed.
The risk assessment for SMEs is addressed to companies with special risks and less than 10 employees. According to the EKAS directive on the involvement of occupational physicians and other occupational safety specialists (ASA directive), companies with special hazards and less than 10 employees can prove systematic assessment of hazards or the measures taken by simple means, e.g. with completed checklists.
For companies with 50 or more employees as well as companies with special hazards and 10 or more employees, an operational safety system (ASA) is mandatory.


Safe handling of stone materials on the service areas

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Occupational safety - Compact!

The Sector Rulebooks, a new concept by the DGUV, are a way to present issues of industrial and occupational safety to small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in a compact format. The first issue is dedicated to the Mining Sector. In this rulebook, the dangers of mining different types of minerals are depicted and described and the correct safety measures are explained. It also contains advice concerning the safe handling of processing machines, i.e. crushing machines and conveyors.