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This presentation discusses the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as a control measure in situations where exposure to hazardous substances is involved. There is growing evidence that the theoretical protection offered by PPE may not be achieved in real life situations, where the actual protection is often uncertain and variable.

This is one of seven papers presented at the workshop, which was organised by the European Chemicals Bureau, a part of the Environment Institute of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

EUR 19912 EN, pp.19-23. Euro: Free of charge

Additional information

Authors: EVANS P G, Health and Safety Executive, Bootle (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in: Risk assessment: Occupational exposure. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Risk Assessment: Occupational Exposure, Copenhagen, 28-29 October 1997.
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1357-3
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