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OSH in the green economy – a victim or an integrated aim?. Seminar : Green jobs - safe jobs? Jobs and the environment in the waste and recycling sectors 27 March 2014, Hotel Silken Berlaymont , Brussels Ann-Beth Antonsson, Adjunct professor, IVL and KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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osh in the green economy a victim or an integrated aim

OSH in the green economy – a victim or an integrated aim?

Seminar: Green jobs - safe jobs? Jobs and the environment in the waste and recycling sectors

27 March 2014, Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Brussels

Ann-Beth Antonsson, Adjunct professor, IVL and KTH Royal InstituteofTechnology

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The green economy

    • Resource efficiency
      • Recycling, waste as a resource
    • Detoxification
      • Introduction of new and sometimes unknown materials
    • New raw materials
      • “Natural” materials
      • Biofuels
      • Waste for incineration
    • New processes & products
      • Windmills
the green economy
The green economy …
  • will change the working environment
recycling
Recycling
  • Recycling of materials, e.g. paper, glass, biodegradable waste, metal waste, plastics, tires
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Recycling
  • The first site for recycling of materials in Denmark was closed down due to working environment problems
  • Ventilation was poor and not designed for handling of waste that emitted dust and microorganisms when handled
  • OTDS, organic toxic dust syndrome, due to exposure to mould, endotoxins etc. that thrives on organic material
conclusion
Conclusion
  • The green economy will change the working environment …
  • … sometimes for better sometimes for worse
  • A lesson learned: It is important to evaluate what the effects are, to identify potential problems and prevent deterioration of the working environment
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Conclusion
  • The green economy may start with new ideas in small businesses
  • New small businesses are often not very well aware of the working environment, more prone to under-estimate or overlook emerging risks
  • A lesson learned: Special efforts are needed for these businesses
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Conclusion
  • Important decisions are taken in the design phase of products and processes
  • Environment is often considered, Design For Environment, DFE
  • Health and safety often considered as a factor that can be dealt with much later
  • A lesson learned: Need to include working environment aspects in the design phase, need for effective/cost effective methods
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