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Förenklad riskbedömning av byggvaruprodukter innehållande kemiska ämnen: För anställdas hälsa på kommunalägda Bostads AB Mimer
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis is about chemical products from the construction industry which are being used by the company Bostads AB Mimer (Mimer), owned by the municipality Västerås in Sweden. The company owns apartments and houses around the city. The aim of this bachelor thesis is to do a simplified risk assessment of the chemical products from a health and  environmental point. The report also gives suggestions of substitutional products. The thesis work consists of a literature study, an analysis of how other companies within the housing sector are working with chemical products and a case study, in addition to the simplified risk assessment. The case study contains a selection of Mimer's chemical products. In order to succeed with the simplified risk assessment, the chemical product’s risks and hazards has been identified through safety data sheets (SDS). Different aspects have been taken into account in the simplified risk assessment. The selection of the chemical products were made after existence frequency and legislative product labeling. The report's results gave 16 selected chemical products, that are risk assessed. Of the 16 chemical products, eight products have a high risk score from a heath point. Suggestions of less hazardous chemical products are given to nine chemical products. The essay's conclusions are that some of the selected chemical products are hazardous to the health and the environment, due to their chemical substances. The staff at Mimer's has a high frequency of use of the chemical products in general. Most of the other companies in the housing sector that  were investigated in the analysis, had a systematic work on chemicals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Chemical products, simplified risk assessment, simplified risk management, health, environment, safety data sheets (SDS), substitutional products, housing company, construction industry.
Keyword [sv]
Kemiska byggvaruprodukter, förenklad riskbedömning, hälsa, miljö, Säkerhetsdatablad, substitutionsprodukter, kommunala bostadsbolag, bedömningssystem
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28884OAI: diva2:852365
External cooperation
Bostads AB Mimer, Västerås
Subject / course
Environmental Science
Available from: 2015-09-10 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-09-10Bibliographically approved

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