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3 Oct

The tasks of a hazardous substances advisor

By |2023-01-13T13:54:01+01:003 October 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

In most companies, there are one or more persons who are appointed as hazardous substance advisors. The tasks of a hazardous substance advisor are varied and extensive. In this blog post, I would like to go into more detail about the individual tasks and activities. Where does the term hazardous substances advisor come from? The

2 May

The Column Model – Release behaviour (Part 6)

By |2022-07-20T14:05:46+02:002 May 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

In today's blog post, I would like to introduce you to another column of the column model of TRGS 600 [1]. After the last blog in the series, in which I dealt with column 4, physico-chemical effects, we are now staying in a technically similar topic. Column 5 of the column model deals with

26 Apr

The Column Model – Physico-Chemical Effects (Part 5)

By |2022-04-26T14:13:15+02:0026 April 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

The column model of TRGS 600 [1] as an assistance for the substitution check is already explained in several blog posts. I already introduced the columns dealing with health and environmental hazards. We now switch to hazardous substances that represent a hazard due to their physico-chemical effects. Physico-chemical effects (column 4) Column 4 of

4 Apr

The Column Model – Environmental Hazards (Part 4)

By |2022-04-04T08:37:26+02:004 April 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

If you work with hazardous substances in your company, you have some obligations that are listed in the GefStoffV [1]. For example, you must check substitution possibilities for your hazardous substances. The column model of TRGS 600 [2], which I already discussed in earlier articles, will help you with this. Today I would like

21 Mar

The Column Model – Chronic Health Hazards (Part 3)

By |2022-03-22T08:51:32+01:0021 March 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

Anyone who has followed my blog posts over the last few weeks has certainly noticed that the topic of substitution testing is in focus. In particular, I have already discussed the column model of TRGS 600 [1] in general and column 2a (Acute health hazards). So the topic of today's blog post is obvious: Column

7 Mar

The Column Model – Acute Health Hazards (Part 2)

By |2022-03-22T08:48:37+01:007 March 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

In my last post I introduced the column model of the German TRGS 600 [1] as a tool for substitution testing. In this and the upcoming posts, I would like to go more into detail about the individual columns. Today I will deal with column 2a of the column model, which is about acute

21 Feb

The Column Model (Part 1)

By |2022-03-22T08:47:06+01:0021 February 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

In my last blog post, I dealt with the topic of substitution testing of hazardous substances. In that context, I already mentioned the column model from the German TRGS 600 [1]. Today I would like to give you an insight on how to implement the column model. How does the column model help? The

7 Feb

Substitution check for hazardous substances

By |2022-02-07T14:07:19+01:007 February 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

When working with hazardous substances, a company has a number of obligations. For Germany, these obligations are listed in the GefStoffV [1] and include the obligation to carry out a risk assessment. Part of the risk assessment is to evaluate the possibilities for substitution. We have already given you an overview of the substitution

18 May

What determines if a substance is a hazardous substance?

By |2021-03-05T08:49:49+01:0018 May 2020|GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi|

A substance becomes a hazardous substance if ... ... it is dangerous? In other words, a substance is a hazardous substance when it has been classified and has been labelled? This would at least be a straightforward definition. But as is so often the case, a more differentiated approach is required. The

22 May

Unravelling the legal term: Hazardous substance with low risk

By |2021-03-05T12:26:35+01:0022 May 2017|GefStoff-Profi, Hazardous Substances|

Working with a hazardous substance with low risk significantly reduces the occupational health and safety effort for this substance. This is already evident in its definition as a low risk substance. Definition of hazardous substance with low risk The term "hazardous substance" and the attribute "low risk" are both terms from the Ordinance on Hazardous

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