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Recommendations of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions for a chemical safety assessment ("EGU") in accordance with the Hazardous Substances Ordinance Flour dust in bakeries (DGUV Information 213-705)
Titel: Recommendations of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions for a chemical safety assessment ("EGU") in accordance with the Hazardous Substances Ordinance Flour dust in bakeries (DGUV Information 213-705)
Normgeber: Bund
Amtliche Abkürzung: DGUV Information 213-705
Gliederungs-Nr.: [keine Angabe]
Normtyp: Satzung

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According to Section 6 of the "Gefahrstoffverordnung" (German Hazardous Substances Ordinance) 1) companies have to determine the nature and extent of exposure of their employees. This can be achieved by workplace measurements or other, equivalent assessment methods.

The EGU "Flour dust in bakeries" constitute a suitable non-measuring identification method for assessing the exposure arising during the processing of grain flour in bakeries. It can be used in accordance with Sections 6 and 7 of the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance to perform a risk assessment and to implement protective measures. Furthermore it may also serve as a useful reference concerning risk assessment in accordance with Section 5 of the "Arbeitsschutzgesetz" (German Occupational safety act) 2)  and Section 3 of the "Betriebssicherheitsverordnung" (German Ordinance on industrial safety and health). 3)

However, the use of substances and/or methods representing a lower risk in accordance with the 'Technische Regel für Gefahrstoffe' (Technical rule for hazardous substance) 600 4), observance of the ranking of protective measures, and provision of instruction to employees or operators (etc.) continue to be mandatory.

1)

Gefahrstoffverordnung (Ordinance on hazardous substances) of 26 November 2010 (Federal Gazette I pp. 1643, 1644), amended by Article 2 of the Ordinance of 3 February 2015 (Federal Gazette I p. 49)

2)

Arbeitsschutzgesetz (German Occupational safety and health act) of 7 August 1996 (Federal Gazette I p. 1246), last amended by Article 8 of the Act of 19 October 2013 (Federal Gazette I p. 3836)

3)

Betriebssicherheitsverordnung (German Ordinance on industrial safety and health) of 27 September 2002 (Federal Gazette I p. 3777), last amended by Article 5 of the Act of 8 November 2011 (Federal Gazette I p. 2178)

4)

TRGS 600 - Substitution (Technical rule for hazardous substances - Substitution), August 2008 edition