Practical advice: opening containers

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Γερμανία
German

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The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) has developed practical guidance to improve the safety and health of employees in the workplace and to meet legal requirements. This guidance document deals with the opening of containers. About one in five imported containers emits harmful concentrations of hazardous substances. This guidance document aims to protect employees from exposure to hazardous substances when opening containers.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ΜΕΤΑΦΟΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΘΗΚΕΥΣΗ
Provider: 
Institute for Occupational Health and Safety of the German Social Accident Insurance — IFA
Tasks covered: 
Other
Biological hazard: 
Microbiological hazards (Microorganism)
Fungi
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Toxic substances
Infection
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Prevention measures: 
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Other
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Workers

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