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Testing for Hazardous Substances in the Workplace

Testing for Hazardous Substances in the Workplace

Protect Your Employees from Hazardous Substances

Special protection is a must for anyone who works with explosive or chemical substances and products that can spread germs, fungi, and bacteria. We can test and inspect your workplace for compliance with hazardous substance regulations. If your tests results exceed official limits, our experts can recommend the appropriate measures.

Benefits at a Glance

With independent test and risk assessments by our experts, you can:

  • Show that you meet the legal requirements of regulations on hazardous substances and biological agents
  • Minimize your risk of liability
  • Promote preventative occupational health and safety and reduce your rates of absenteeism
  • Boost your employees' confidence in the safety of your workplace
  • Benefit from reports that are highly respected by end consumers and government agencies

Our Tests

  • Testing for airborne hazardous substances and biological agents in the workplace
  • Workplace tests and risk assessments
  • Measuring hazardous substances as required by hazardous substance regulations
  • Comparing and evaluating results with official limits for workplaces
  • Recommending further measures if remedial action is necessary

Our Test Standards

  • Hazardous substance regulations (Verordnung zum Schutz vor Gefahrstoffen, or GefStoffV)
  • Regulations on safety and health when using biological agents (Verordnung über Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz bei Tätigkeiten mit biologischen Arbeitsstoffen, or BioStoffV)
  • Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (Technische Regeln für Gefahrstoffe, or TRGS), such as
  • TRGS 400 – determining and evaluating risks of hazardous substances in the workplace
  • TRGS 401 – risks resulting from skin contact
  • TRGS 402 – determining and evaluating concentrations of airborne hazardous substances in the workplace

Examples of Hazardous Substances

  • Explosive materials and preparations
  • Materials and preparations that can generate hazardous substances during use
  • Other dangerous chemical substances in the workplace
  • Substances, preparations, and products that spread germs

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