Bundesamt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

In June 2013, the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published the Announcement on Hazardous Substances 527 "Manufactured Nanomaterials" (BekGS 527) on its website as well as in the joint Ministerial Gazette (GMBl) No 25/2013.

The objective of the present Announcement is to give recommendations for the protection of the safety and health of employees at the workplace during activities involving substances or mixtures or articles consisting of or containing manufactured nanomaterials.

The present Announcement complements the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances with regard to the risks caused by manufactured nanomaterials, and particularly the Technical Rule for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) 400 on the “Risk Assessment for Activities involving Hazardous Substances” and the TRGS 402 on the “Identification and Assessment of the Risks from Activities involving Hazardous Substances: Inhalation Exposure”. Main focus is an assessment and evaluation of exposure by inhalation of dust fraction.

 

Direct Download Link to Announcement (BekGS 527) "Manufactured Nanomaterials", GMBI No. 25/2013, pp. 498-511, 64 Vintage, ISSN 0939-4729 (PDF, 210 KB).

 

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