E-fact 67: Maintenance and hazardous substances – Maintenance in the chemical industry,
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
The chemical industry is one of the industries with the most stringent safety regulations. Regular revision, servicing and maintenance work is required due to the high stress placed on equipment by exposure to very aggressive substances, high temperatures and pressures. This e-fact focuses on the specific risks related to various dangerous substances that maintenance workers in chemical plants are exposed to, and gives some basic recommendations on how these risks can be tackled, including some good practice examples.