25.10.2021 – 13:50
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) has announced the 14th German Hazardous Substance Protection Prize. Until March 31, 2022, individuals, groups of people, companies and organizations can take part in the prize, which is endowed with a total of 10,000 euros. Under the motto “STOP cancer at work”, the focus this time is on carcinogenic dusts, including fibers, and smoke.
In particular, we are looking for exemplary practical solutions to problems and initiatives that protect employees from carcinogenic dusts and smoking. Possible target groups and hazardous substances include, for example, quartz dust and dust in construction activities in the building trade and in the recycling industry, cytostatics in the health service, mineral fibers or carbon fibers in fiber production, wood dust in wood processing or welding fumes in metal processing.
With the award of the Hazardous Substances Protection Prize, the BMAS would like to give more publicity in particular to those ideas that help to recognize and avoid hazards.
Exemplary safety, organizational and hygienic solutions for dust, fiber and smoke minimization in the workplace, the introduction or further development of new, safe or alternative work equipment or processes as well as exemplary initiatives in the area of training, motivation and employee participation are worthy of the award.
Entries for the prize can be sent informally to the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Dortmund by the end of March 2022. The documents should contain a characterization of the participant, the type of measures carried out and the improvement achieved or expected, as well as a one-page short version of this information.
The award ceremony will take place in autumn 2022. The award-winning contributions will be presented in the DASA working world exhibition in Dortmund. The judges’ decision is final.
For more information, contact Judith kleine Balderhaar by phone on 0231 9071 2594 or by email to [email protected]
Examples of good practice from previous competitions as well as further information are available on the BAuA website at www.gefahrstoffschutzpreis.de.
Research for work and health
The BAuA is a departmental research institution in the BMAS division. It conducts research, advises politicians and promotes the transfer of knowledge in the field of safety and health at work. In addition, the facility fulfills sovereign tasks in chemicals law and product safety. More than 700 employees work at the Dortmund, Berlin and Dresden locations as well as at the Chemnitz branch. www.baua.de
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