Dangerous substances check for motor vehicle repair

MS information
Germany
German
2011

Description

Workers working in an automotive workshop are exposed to many dangerous substances. The 'Hazardous Substances Check' helps automotive workshops to carry out a risk assessment and to decide on the protective measurements required, depending on the potential hazard. The 'Hazardous Substances Check' supports companies in compiling the necessary information required to undertake each protective activity associated with hazardous substances. A traffic light system (red-yellow-green) helps companies to decide on the appropriate prevention measures.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
Provider: 
State Authority for Industrial Safety in Hamburg
Tasks covered: 
Miscellaneous
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Fire and explosion
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Ocular (through eyes)
Substance Description: 

Chemicals used for motor vehicle repair and maintenance

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Managers
Safety officers
Supervisor
Workers

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