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RCS International Conference: Implications of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. Scientific and Legal Aspects

17/09/2019

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Presentation/Presentación


 

PRESENTATION

During the last few years, a wide number of scientific studies have been developed worldwide about the effects of the exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) on the human health and its mechanisms of reaction. It is well known that intensive exposure to RCS at workplace can produce silicosis and even lung cancer. The recent inclusion of “Works involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust generated by a work process” as carcinogenic agent in the European Directive that regulates exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (Directive (EU) 2017/2398 amending Directive 2004/37/EC) is a new challenge for European companies with environments exposed to RCS. These companies will have to implement the necessary measures to minimise worker exposure by all available technical resources, maximising protection measures during handling of materials containing RCS.

The objective of this event is to provide an updated global view of the problem by experts in the scientific, legislative and industrial fields:

  • In the first part, the mechanisms of the RCS chemical reactivity and its toxicological effects will be explained by authorised chemistry and toxicology researchers.
  • The second part will be dedicated to legislative and industrial aspects. The situation of the RCS in the European legislation will be analysed and the possible actions to be taken by the industry will be discussed.
  • The last session will constitute the last dissemination action of the SILIFE project (www.silife-project.eu), in which an industrial technology has been developed to reduce the RCS toxicity of quartz by coating the particles with silanes. A summary of the work done during the project will be given and the industrial partners will explain their experiences and conclusions.

Presentación

Durante los últimos años, se han desarrollado numerosos estudios científicos en todo el mundo sobre los efectos de la exposición a la Sílice Cristalina Respirable (SCR) en la salud y sus mecanismos de reacción. Es bien sabido que la exposición intensiva a la SCR en el lugar de trabajo puede producir silicosis e incluso cáncer de pulmón. La reciente inclusión de "Trabajos que involucran la exposición al polvo de sílice cristalina respirable generado por un proceso de trabajo" como agente carcinógeno en la Directiva Europea que regula la exposición a carcinógenos o mutágenos en el trabajo (Directiva (UE) 2017/2398 que modifica la Directiva 2004/37/CE) es un nuevo desafío para las empresas europeas con entornos expuestos a SCR. Dichas empresas tendrán que tomar las medidas necesarias para minimizar la exposición de los trabajadores con todos los recursos técnicos disponibles, maximizando las medidas de protección durante el manejo de materiales que contienen RCS.

El objetivo de esta jornada es proporcionar una visión global actualizada del problema por expertos en los campos científico, legislativo e industrial:

  • Durante la primera parte de la jornada se abordarán los mecanismos responsables de la reactividad química de la SRC y sus efectos toxicológicos, por parte de investigadores en química y toxicólogos.
  • La segunda parte estará dedicada a los aspectos legislativos e industriales. Se analizará la situación de la SCR en la legislación europea y se discutirán las posibles acciones a tomar por la industria.
  • Por último, se llevará a cabo la última acción de difusión del proyecto SILIFE (www.silife-project.eu), en el cual se ha desarrollado una tecnología industrial para reducir la toxicidad de la SCR del cuarzo al recubrir las partículas con silanos. Se expondrá un resumen del trabajo realizado durante el proyecto y los socios industriales explicarán sus experiencias y conclusiones.

Committees/Comités


 

SCIENTIFIC COmMITTEE / COMITÉ CIENTÍFICO

Eliseo Monfort Gimeno, Universitat Jaume I - IUTC

María Jesús Ibáñez García, Universitat Jaume I - IUTC

Otto Creutzenberg, Fraunhofer ITEM

Christina Ziemann, Fraunhofer ITEM

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE / COMITÉ ORGANIZADOR

Eliseo Monfort Gimeno, Universitat Jaume I

María Jesús Ibáñez García, Universitat Jaume I

Eva Vaquer Cañete, Universitat Jaume I - IUTC

Ana López Lilao, Universitat Jaume I - IUTC

Begoña Andrés Sánchez, Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa

 

Program/Programa


PROGRAM CONFERENCE (Free entrance, registration is necessary)

 

9.00 – 9.30: Welcoming.

Jesús Lancis, Universitat Jaume I. Vice-rector for Research and Transfer

Eliseo Monfort, ITC-UJI. SILIFE project coordinator

Michel Quicheron, EASME. SILIFE project officer

 9.30 – 11.00: Module 1. Scientific aspects: Chemistry and toxicology

Moderator: Christina Ziemann, Fraunhofer ITEM

  • Bice Fubini, University of Torino. Solving the “silica hazard enigma”: the complex path to clarify why and when silica becomes a toxic agent.
  • Cristina Pavan, Catholic University of Louvain. Silica pathogenesis models.
  • Otto Creutzemberg, Fraunhofer ITEM. Respirable Crystalline Silica toxicological evidences.

 11.00 – 11.30: Coffee-break

 11.30 – 13.00: Module 2. Legal framework

Moderator: Mª Jesús Ibáñez, ITC-UJI.

  • Speaker to be confirmed. DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission. European regulation implications.
  • Andy Price, NEPSI Technical Committee. Good Practices Guide.
  • Javier Madera, STAUB Engineering. Practical implementation of SCR legislation.

 13.00 – 14.30: Work-lunch

 14.30 – 17.00: Module 3. Industrial solutions. SILIFE project

Moderator: Giuliana Bonvicini, Ceramic Center of Bologna.

SILIFE partners

  • Ana López, ITC-UJI
  • Otto Creutzemberg y Christina Ziemann, Fraunhofer ITEM.
  • Luis Adrio, ABCR Labs.
  • Ela Quintana, Bulk Cargo Logistics
  • Mª Carmen Bellés, Esmalglass
  • Paco Nácher, Itaca
  • Pablo Escudero, Fundiciones Fumbarri
  • Monica Battisti, Elastomers
  • Stefano Carrà, Mapei.
  • Javier Larrañeta, Plataforma Española de Seguridad Industrial

 17.00 – 17.30: Module 4. Conclusions.

Eliseo Monfort, SILIFE Project coordinator

Programa JORNADA   (Gratuita, previa inscripción)

MARTES 17 SEPTIEMBRE

9.00 – 9.30: Bienvenida. 

Jesús Lancis, Universitat Jaume I. Vicerrector de Investigación y Transferencia

Eliseo Monfort, ITC-UJI. Coordinador del proyecto SILIFE

Michel Quicheron, EASME. Project Officer del proyecto SILIFE

 9.30 – 11.00: Módulo 1. Aspectos Científicos: química y toxicología

Moderadora: Christina Ziemann, Fraunhofer ITEM

  • Bice Fubini, Universidad de Turín. Resolviendo el “enigma de la peligrosidad de la sílice”: el complejo camino para clarificar por qué y cuándo la sílice se convierte en un agente tóxico.
  • Cristina Pavan, Universidad Católica de Lovaina. Modelos de patogénesis de la sílice.
  • Otto Creutzemberg, Fraunhofer ITEM. Evidencias toxicológicas de la Sílice Cristalina Respirable.

 11.00 – 11.30: Pausa café

 11.30 – 13.00: Módulo 2. Marco legal

Moderadora: Mª Jesús Ibáñez, ITC-UJI.

  • Ponente por confirmar, DG Empleo, Asuntos Sociales e Inclusión Comisión Europea. Implicaciones de la legislación europea
  • Andy Price, Comité Técnico de NEPSI. Guía de buenas prácticas.
  • Javier Madera, STAUB Ingeniería. Aplicación práctica de la legislación sobre SCR.

 

 13.00 – 14.30: Comida de trabajo

 14.30 – 17.00: Módulo 3. Soluciones industriales. Proyecto SILIFE

Moderadora: Giuliana Bonvicini, Centro Cerámico de Bolonia.

Socios de SILIFE

  • Ana López, ITC-UJI
  • Otto Creutzemberg y Christina Ziemann, Fraunhofer ITEM.
  • Luis Adrio, ABCR Labs.
  • Ela Quintana, Bulk Cargo Logistics
  • Mª Carmen Bellés, Esmalglass
  • Paco Nácher, Itaca
  • Pablo Escudero, Fundiciones Fumbarri
  • Monica Battisti, Elastomers
  • Stefano Carrà, Mapei.
  • Javier Larrañeta, Plataforma Española de Seguridad Industrial

 17.00 – 17.30: Módulo 4. Conclusiones.

Eliseo Monfort, Coordinador del proyecto SILIFE

 

Conference Venue/Sede


CONFERENCE VENUE / SEDE

Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa
"Edificio Escola de Doctorat i Consell Social"
Salón de Actos
Campus de Riu Sec - Universitat Jaume I
12071 - Castelló

TRAVEL

From Valencia

  • Road 
    Approximate duration : 1 hour 
    Distance : 76 km 
    We propose the following route: [ google ]
  • Train 
    Commuter : Valencia -Castellón de la Plana (C6 ) 
    For more information: www.renfe.es
  • Bus 
    The company HIFE , offers a direct path between Valencia and Castellon. 
    For more information: www.hife.es

 

Already in Castellón. And now , how do you get to the UJI ?

UJI The proximity of the city of Castellón de la Plana and the bus and train station , the urban layout of this area of ??the city, along with the wide range of transportation, allows to reach the campus can choose between public transport , cycling or walking a pleasant journey .

TRAM (from the railway station and bus )

The new transport channel reserved for communication every five minutes Castellón railway station and bus UJI campus . The TRAM is an electric transportation , comfortable , efficient and sustainable , which has changed the travel habits of the university community . 
Notes and bonds can be purchased directly from the TRAM .

For more information: - T1 Tram Line ( PDF )

Bus

University Jaume I is linked to different areas of the city with four bus lines. They all stop at the train station and buses. 
Notes and bonds can be purchased on the bus. 
For more information:

Car

If your option is to move to the campus with your particular car , you have large landscaped parking areas and we recommend that you join the campaign " 4x4 , 4 wheels , 4 persons " , the program University car share . I will save and make friends . Share your car to come to campus and contributes to a cleaner environment .

Walking

short distance separating UJI campus with bus and train station , allowing you to reach a pleasant 15 minutes about 25 minutes from the city center . The University avenue connecting the city has wide sidewalks and bike independently.

¿CÓMO LLEGAR?

Registration


CONFERENCE VENUE / SEDE

Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa
"Edificio Escola de Doctorat i Consell Social"
Salón de Actos
Campus de Riu Sec - Universitat Jaume I
12071 - Castelló

TRAVEL

From Valencia

  • Road 
    Approximate duration : 1 hour 
    Distance : 76 km 
    We propose the following route: [ google ]
  • Train 
    Commuter : Valencia -Castellón de la Plana (C6 ) 
    For more information: www.renfe.es
  • Bus 
    The company HIFE , offers a direct path between Valencia and Castellon. 
    For more information: www.hife.es

 

Already in Castellón. And now , how do you get to the UJI ?

UJI The proximity of the city of Castellón de la Plana and the bus and train station , the urban layout of this area of ??the city, along with the wide range of transportation, allows to reach the campus can choose between public transport , cycling or walking a pleasant journey .

TRAM (from the railway station and bus )

The new transport channel reserved for communication every five minutes Castellón railway station and bus UJI campus . The TRAM is an electric transportation , comfortable , efficient and sustainable , which has changed the travel habits of the university community . 
Notes and bonds can be purchased directly from the TRAM .

For more information: - T1 Tram Line ( PDF )

Bus

University Jaume I is linked to different areas of the city with four bus lines. They all stop at the train station and buses. 
Notes and bonds can be purchased on the bus. 
For more information:

Car

If your option is to move to the campus with your particular car , you have large landscaped parking areas and we recommend that you join the campaign " 4x4 , 4 wheels , 4 persons " , the program University car share . I will save and make friends . Share your car to come to campus and contributes to a cleaner environment .

Walking

short distance separating UJI campus with bus and train station , allowing you to reach a pleasant 15 minutes about 25 minutes from the city center . The University avenue connecting the city has wide sidewalks and bike independently.

¿CÓMO LLEGAR?

Inscripción


CONFERENCE VENUE / SEDE

Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa
"Edificio Escola de Doctorat i Consell Social"
Salón de Actos
Campus de Riu Sec - Universitat Jaume I
12071 - Castelló

TRAVEL

From Valencia

  • Road 
    Approximate duration : 1 hour 
    Distance : 76 km 
    We propose the following route: [ google ]
  • Train 
    Commuter : Valencia -Castellón de la Plana (C6 ) 
    For more information: www.renfe.es
  • Bus 
    The company HIFE , offers a direct path between Valencia and Castellon. 
    For more information: www.hife.es

 

Already in Castellón. And now , how do you get to the UJI ?

UJI The proximity of the city of Castellón de la Plana and the bus and train station , the urban layout of this area of ??the city, along with the wide range of transportation, allows to reach the campus can choose between public transport , cycling or walking a pleasant journey .

TRAM (from the railway station and bus )

The new transport channel reserved for communication every five minutes Castellón railway station and bus UJI campus . The TRAM is an electric transportation , comfortable , efficient and sustainable , which has changed the travel habits of the university community . 
Notes and bonds can be purchased directly from the TRAM .

For more information: - T1 Tram Line ( PDF )

Bus

University Jaume I is linked to different areas of the city with four bus lines. They all stop at the train station and buses. 
Notes and bonds can be purchased on the bus. 
For more information:

Car

If your option is to move to the campus with your particular car , you have large landscaped parking areas and we recommend that you join the campaign " 4x4 , 4 wheels , 4 persons " , the program University car share . I will save and make friends . Share your car to come to campus and contributes to a cleaner environment .

Walking

short distance separating UJI campus with bus and train station , allowing you to reach a pleasant 15 minutes about 25 minutes from the city center . The University avenue connecting the city has wide sidewalks and bike independently.

¿CÓMO LLEGAR?


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Información de contacto

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Teléfono: 964 38 72 22
jornadas@fue.uji.es


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Castelló de la Plana, España